Celebrity Cultures in Canada
Explores how celebrity phenomena have operated and developed in Canada over the last two centuries. Topics range from politics and sports to film and literature. Essays highlight the trends that characterize Canadian celebrity and explore the specific cultures and institutions that distinguish fame in Canada from fame elsewhere.
Celebrity Cultures in Canada . .. offers insightful, wide-ranging analyses of the workings of “celebrity” or “persona” as a concept. These combined analyses result in a book that will be of interest to scholars of celebrity studies, Canadian literature, film studies, and cultural studies generally. . .. Complex patterns of Canadian celebrity are what each of the eleven single-authored chapters teases out by taking up a different Canadian text, genre, author, actor, artist, comedian, politician, or other public figure.- Nadine Fladd