Big Brother R.I.P: 10 years of celebrity production
The journal Celebrity Studies seeks 1,000 word articles on the end of Big Brother for a
special issue of its âCelebrity Forumâ section:
After 10 seasons, the UK version of Big Brother ended in September 2010. The series has
generated a range of academic scholarship which has interrogated genre and programme
form, documentary truths, the construction of the real, audience participation, dumbing
down, the role of Channel 4, public service broadcasting, the performance of the self,
and the formation of celebrity.
No doubt not the first or last call for papers on the seriesâ end, this special issue
of Celebrity Forum solicits entries that reflect on the role the format and UK series
has played in our understanding of modern fame.
This special issue seeks pithy, polemic and original takes on Big Brotherâs role in
contemporary celebrity culture: its economics, aesthetics, audiences and supposed
democratisation or exploitation of fame.
Please send 150 word abstracts with a 50 word biography to j.bennett AT londonmet.ac.uk.
Final articles must be no more than 1,000 words including references.
Abstracts due: 18th October 2010
1st draft deadline: 10th December 2010
Final Versions: 1st Feb 2011
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