Monday, 23 June 2008

Kate McCann, from "yummy mummy to spin doctor"

Going Cheap? Female Celebrity in the Tabloid, Reality and Scandal Genres” is the subject of a one-day event sponsored by the School of Film and Television Studies, from the University of East Anglia. The conference “will examine how discourses of tabloidism, 'reality,' and scandal shape the construction of female celebrity in contemporary and historical periods”.

One the papers to be presented has an interesting tittle: “From Yummy Mummy to Spin Doctor: The case of Kate McCann - Examining the tragic circumstances in which Madeleine McCann's mother acquired fame”.

Keynote speakers are Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion, UK), Imogen Tyler (University of Lancaster, UK), Mary Desjardins (Dartmouth College, USA) and Stephen Harper (University of Portsmouth, UK). The event will take place next Wednesday, 25 June, 2008.