On 2 November 2013 I am joining forces with Dr Sarah Godfrey of the University of East Anglia to present a paper exploring "authenticity" in relation to the British media star Danny Dyer. We will be delivering our paper on the second day of the two-day conference, Exploring British Film and Television Stardom, at Queen Mary University of London.
Entitled 'The "Real" Danny Dyer', the paper builds on both of our interests in contemporary British cinema. It also allows me to develop further some of the ideas I explored in my paper at Revisiting Star Studies at Newcastle University earlier this year.
We will eventually be expanding the paper into a joint-authored journal article.
Dr Johnny Walker
Senior Lecturer in Media, Northumbria University