LIFE-WRITING AND FEMALE CELEBRITY
RELATED EVENT PODCAST AND VIDEO
Part of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing’s Life-Writing and Celebrity strand, this half-day event at Wolfson College, Oxford University was convened by Sandra Mayer in collaboration with TORCH Oxford. In the podcast below listen to Patricia Duncker, Stella Tillyard, Ruth Scobie, Mary Luckhurst, Oline Eaton and Hannah Yelin discuss the gendered dynamics and cultural values at work in the creation, representation, and consumption of celebrity.
Dr Hannah Yelin presented a paper on Grace Jones’s 2015 memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, examining ideas of performativity, performance art and cultural hierarchy, putting forward her concept of ‘doing’ celebrity.