Dr Su Holmes
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Su Holmes is Reader in Television at the University of East Anglia (UK). She is the author of British TV and Film Culture in the 1950s (Intellect, 2005), Entertaining TV: The BBC and Popular Programme Culture in the 1950s (MUP, 2008) and The Quiz Show (EUP, 2008). She is also the co-editor of Understanding Reality TV (Routledge, 2004), Framing Celebrity (Routledge, 2006) and Stardom and Celebrity: A Reader (Sage, 2007). Her research interests are in popular television, British television history and celebrity.

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Why Celebrity Matters: Jahmene Won't Be 'Going Back to Asda'

(7) Comments | Posted 14 December 2012 | (23:00)

It was hugely refreshing to hear Caitlin Moran suggest this week that we need to treat "celebrity with the importance it deserves". I co-edit the journal Celebrity Studies, and although the academic study of stardom has something of a 30-year history, I find it both frustrating...

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