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Published on Thursday, September 09, 2010


International Conference, University of Geneva: http://www.unige.ch/ses/socio/recherche-people/Colloque_en.html. With an opening lecture opened to the public by Prof. P. David Marshall (Deakin University, AUS): Persona Studies: Mapping the Proliferation of the Public Self (15.09.10, 18:30, UniMail Building, room MR060)


Wednesday 15.09.10

18h30-20h Opening Lecture: Persona Studies: mapping the proliferation of the public self
P. David Marshall, Deakin University(AUS)

Thursday 16.09.10

8h30-9h Reception / Registration / Coffee

9h-9h45 Welcome / Celebrity News Annik Dubied, University of Geneva (CH)

Panel 1: Theories in Celebrity News

9h45-10h Introduction to the panel P. David Marshall, Deakin University (AUS)

10h-10h30 The representation of celebrities in Flemish newspapers: a content analysis
Olivier Driessens, Ghent University (B)

"This is not how cancer looks": Public understandings of celebrity and risk in the news
Daniel Ashton and Rebecca Feasey, Bath Spa University (UK)

11h-11h30 The celebrity as object – and subject – of social network community discourse
Ursula Ganz-Blättler, University of Fribourg (CH)

11h30-12h Mixing up with Stars that Matter? Elites and 'Celebrities' in Comparative Perspective
Jean-Pascal Daloz, CNRS (F) and Oxford University (UK)

12h-14h Lunch

Panel 2: Comparative Studies in Celebrity News

14h-15h The Moral Order of Celebrity Sightings
Kerry Ferris, Northern Illinois University (USA)

15h-15h30 Love in Hollywood: a Framing Analysis of Celebrity News and Audience Reactions
Nathalie Claessens and Hilde Van den Bulck, University of Antwerp (B)

15h30-16h Presentation Forms of Scandals in Celebrity News Shows: an International Comparison between USA, Russia and Switzerland
Sarah Brander, Roy Bula, ElenaGustova, Nick Lüthi, KatharinaHemmer, University of Zurich (CH) and Thomas Hanitzsch, University of Munich (D)

16h-16h30 Coffee break

16h30-17h Celebrity News and Stars Figures. A thematic content analysis of the European French-speaking press
Valérie Gorin, Annik Dubied, Magali Dubey and Zelda Crottaz, University of Geneva (CH)

17h-17h30 Who's news? A comparative content analysis of celebrities in TV news magazines
Nicole Brunold, Christina Fixle, Angelika Hergesell, Piotr Kren, Katharina Hemmer, University of Zurich (CH) and Thomas Hanitzsch, University of Munich (D)

18h Aperitif

Friday 17.09.10

Panel 3: News Production in Celebrity News

8h30-9h30 Celebrity Journalism: Paradox and Social Complexity
Martin Conboy, University of Sheffield (UK)

9h30-10h Paparazzi and journalism: Critical perspectives
Kim McNamarra, University of Western Sydney (AUS)

10h-10h30 Coffee break

10h30-11h "I've hurt so many people, and so many people I have to make an amends to": Celebrity and accountability – Discursive analysis of Tiger Wood's media news interviews
Rahul Sambaraju, Chris Mc Vittie, Queen Margaret University (UK), and
Andy McKinlay, The University of Edimburgh (UK)

11h-11h30 The Pope and the Vatican in the contemporary media landscape
Donald McNeill, University of Western Sydney (AUS)

11h30-12h Development Issues and World Relations through a Pair of Prada Sunglasses: Framing Analysis of Celebrity Philanthropy Documentaries
Hilde Van den Bulck, Nathalie Claessens and Koen Panis, University of Antwerp (B)

12h-13h30 Lunch

Panel 4: Figures and Charisma in Celebrity News

13h30-14h30 Is Celebrity Politics a Threat to Democracy?
Jamil Dakhlia, University of Nancy 2 and CREM - CNRS (F)

14h30-15h And the top-models became celebrities: women and public experience in the 1990's
Ligia Campos C. Lana, University of Minas Gerais (BR) and EHESS (F)

15h-15h30 "Immortal" news in celebrity newspapers: What if, above and below the celebrity news, there is never the event?
Eva-Marie Goepfert, Université Lumière Lyon II (F)

15h30-16h Coffee-break

16h-16h30 Female celebrities in Portuguese women's and men's lifestyle magazines
Ana Jorge, New University of Lisbon (P)

16h30-17h Sports Celebrities in the Media: News Coverage of Roger Federer in Swiss Daily Newspapers
Daniel Beck, University of Fribourg (CH)

17h-17h30 Categorization Of Celebrity Typologies Peri Di Secli and Katharina Hemmer,
University of Zurich (CH)

17h30-18h Closing remarks


  • University of Geneva, Uni-Mail Building - 40, Bd du Pont d'Arve
    Geneva, Switzerland


  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010
  • Thursday, September 16, 2010
  • Friday, September 17, 2010


  • celebrity, news, media

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  • Annik Dubied
    courriel : annik [dot] dubied [at] unige [dot] ch


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