Rodanthi Tzanelli's Weblog

In this weblog I post updates on my teaching, research and publications, as well as other relevant academic activities.

Cerebrity culture: changing registers of beauty

What is the trouble with today’s celebrities? There is certainly a perceptible shift in associations between different artistic personalities and their cinematic signification. Of course, Dyer (1982) was aware of such associations when he debated ‘seriations’ or classifications of true lives though fabulist cinematic scenarios. Indeed, real biographies of actors often continue to blend with specific fictional ‘types’ that these actors play into a seamless narrative befit for press and internet dissemination.

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