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In: Venus as Muse
In: Ancient Worlds in Film and Television
In: Ancient Worlds in Film and Television
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In: Venus as Muse


Seeking to define what is specific about British celebrity culture at the turn of the millennium, the essay explores the relation between our media fascination with disaster and how this is interlinked with our notions of what fame consists of today. A reading of the theme of celebrity and death in Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath her Feet is introduced by a critical interrogation of two media events that preceded it and thus serve as an, albeit indirect, intertextual reference: the murder of Gianni Versace on the one hand and on the other the accidental death of Princess Diana.

In: Britain at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century