Suzanne Leonard on “Celebrity Culture”

Suzanne Leonard is Assistant Professor of English at Simmons College, where she teaches film and media studies, feminist theory, and women’s literature. Her published articles have appeared in Genders, Women’s Studies Quarterly, MELUS, and in various anthologies including Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke UP, 2007) and Feminism, Domesticity, and Popular Culture (Routledge, 2008). Her book on Fatal Attraction (2009) is an inaugural text in Wiley-Blackwell’s series, Studies in Film and Television.

This interview is the first in a series with contributors from the collection, Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History. Professor Leonard discusses her essay in the book, “The ‘True Love’ of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton,” her recent essay in the journal Flow “That’s all I intend to share right now” (analyzing The Good Wife and contemporary political marriages), celebrity culture, as well as her research methods.

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