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Unformatted text preview: COURSE OUTLINE &¡¢£¤¥¦ &¡¢£¤¥¦ &¡¢£¤¥¦ &¡¢£¤¥¦ §¨©ª¨«¬¦ªª®¯°±²°«&¡±³¦ª«±´¯² §¨©ª¨«¬¦ªª®¯°±²°«&¡±³¦ª«±´¯² §¨©ª¨«¬¦ªª®¯°±²°«&¡±³¦ª«±´¯² §¨©ª¨«¬¦ªª®¯°±²°«&¡±³¦ª«±´¯² µª©ª¶±ª¯& µª©ª¶±ª¯& µª©ª¶±ª¯& µª©ª¶±ª¯& ·&¡¡¸ &¡¡¸ &¡¡¸ &¡¡¸ Academic Organisation: School of Arts Faculty: Faculty of Arts Credit point value: 10 Student Contribution Band: Band 1 Course level: Undergraduate Campus/Location/Learning Mode: Nathan / On Campus / In Person Gold Coast / On Campus / In Person Convenor/s: Dr Annita Boyd (Nathan) Dr Annita Boyd (Gold Coast) Enrolment Restrictions: Nil This document was last updated: 15 June 2007 BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION This course explores the ways in which fame and celebrity have shaped culture, economics, politics and society in the 20th century. It looks at the commodification of youth in media, entertainment and post- modern production, the generation of personality cults in styles of political governance, the popular representation of risk-taking economic entrepreneurs. It asks whether the elaboration of fame and celebrity may be understood as a critique of capitalist development, as embedded within traditions of liberalism, or as a natural expression within the complex arrangements of post modernity. Incompatible: 2048HUM Fame and Celebrity 1 SECTION A – TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT COURSE AIMS This course aims to • Consider a variety of ways of conceptualising fame and canvas methods used to study the phenomenon of celebrity and cult status since the late 19 th century. • Investigate a wide range of case studies canvassing iconic designs, famous places and celebrity identities • Give students a working knowledge of the production and use of celebrity status in contemporary society LEARNING OUTCOMES This course aims to develop • Written and oral communication skills • Content analysis and critical evaluation skills • Research skills CONTENT, ORGANISATION AND TEACHING STRATEGIES Course Description In contemporary society, the cult of celebrity is inescapable. The images of celebrities – sports stars, movie stars, pop starts, TV game and reality show participants – are omnipresent in today’s consumer world. It seems nearly any place, anything and anyone can be made famous or turned into a celebrity – Fame reaches from ‘Ground Zero’ New York City, to a designer citrus juicer. Celebrity canvasses everyone from a murder to a chef, a hairdresser to a footballer, and most anything can be made into a celebrity event, from a race to a footie final....
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