Course Description

MIT 3211G-001 (Winter 2018)   The Culture of Celebrity

Instructor: K. Keightley

Course Description
Why do we celebrate stars? What can the analysis of celebrity reveal about modern ideas of self and individual identity? This course introduces critical work on the phenomenon of stardom, develops case studies of individual film, television, and popular music stars, and investigates the institutional and industrial processes that have created celebrities.

Prerequisites: At least 65% in each of MIT 1200F/G, 1500F/G and 1700F/G

3 lecture hours, 0.5 course