Richard Dyer is Professor Emeritus at King’s College and Honorary Professor at St Andrews’s, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Stars, Heavenly Bodies, White, The Culture of Queers, Pastiche, In the Space of a Song, Lethal Repetition, and La dolce vita.
Between Parturition and Manufacture
All versions of "A Star Is Born" in various ways worry away at the ambiguity in the title. What does it mean to say a star is “born”?...