A group to bring together scholarship and researchers that work with the multifaceted field that is Television Studies – from politics to industries, from fan-based research to Cultural Media Studies approaches to particular shows and/or the histories of and in Television – you name it 🙂
Invited research presentation given at the University of Reading, 8 October 2015.
It has become a standard approach when considering screen presentations that incorporate the country house to examine them in the light of Andrew Higson’s formulation of the heritage drama, which presented an essentially conservative, depoliticised spectacle of grandeur, safely distanced from the reality of the majority of viewers. However, the c…[Read more]
Derek Johnston deposited Repositioning The Quatermass Experiment (BBC, 1953): Predecessors, Comparisons and Origin Narratives in the group Television Studies on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
While there has been a growing acknowledgement of the existence of earlier examples of television science fiction, the typical history of the genre still privileges Nigel Kneale’s The Quatermass Experiment (1953) as foundational. This was a significant production, and an effective piece of television drama, but it was not the first piece of B…[Read more]
Each Christmas during his tenure as Provost of King’s College, Cambridge, M.R.James would take part in a ritual celebration of Christmas with students and colleagues which invariably culminated with the reading of a ghost story. This tradition drew on a long tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas that can be traced back through the l…[Read more]
There is a long tradition in the UK, in England in particular, of the Christmas ghost story. The most famous is probably Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, but close behind are the ghost stories of M.R.James. James wrote many of his stories as Christmas entertainments, but this link was reinforced in the 1970s w…[Read more]
This paper focuses on UK and US traditions of seasonal horror at Christmas and Halloween to consider how they provide opportunities for reflection on the causes of fear at liminal times in the calendar. These liminal times contain numerous traditions dedicated to looking back and forward, such as end of year reviews, or addresses from heads of…[Read more]
This paper focuses on UK and US traditions of seasonal horror on television and radio at Christmas and Halloween to consider how they provide opportunities for reflection on the causes of fear at liminal times in the calendar. These liminal times contain numerous traditions dedicated to looking back and forward, such as end of year reviews, or…[Read more]
The author proposes fairy-tale logic as a mode of magical thinking typified by the belief that certain functions, fulfilled correctly and in the right order, lead to predictable outcomes. Mapping similarities in implicit reasoning within “Beauty and the Beast,” the reality television program Beauty and the Geek (2005-08), and the misogynistic nar…[Read more]
Bill Hughes deposited In the Company of Wolves: Wolves, Werewolves, and Wild Children, ed. Sam George & Bill Hughes – Book Launch and Film Screening, 29 February 2020, Odyssey Cinema, St Albans, UK in the group Television Studies on Humanities Commons 8 months ago
You are cordially invited to a special event to celebrate ten years of the Open Graves, Open Minds project and to launch our new book In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children.
In the Company of Wolves presents further research from the Open Graves, Open Minds Project. It connects together innovative research from a variety…[Read more]
Postmodernity’s cultural database logic and the consequent filmic characteristics of the digital age were fostered by Lev Manovich’s 1999 essay “The Database as Symbolic Form,” whereby Manovich furthered Roland Barthes’ adoption of Saussurrean sign-systems to describe cultural phenomena. In particular, Manovich applied Saussure’s description…[Read more]
Seung-Hui Cho, the mass murderer who called himself Question Mark, left a lot of questions behind him. One of them obviously speaks for itself: what motivated him to kill thirty-three strangers at Virginia Tech? Another question almost goes without saying: why do we seek refuge behind moral explanations? Like ‘the question mark kid’ the adult…[Read more]
El podcast es una de las diversas herramientas colaborativas que se implementan en el Periodismo Digital, siendo un formato de fácil distribución y que puede proporcionar un espacio dinámico y creativo para el profesional de la comunicación social. Esta investigación pretende evaluar los podcasts que se publican en sitios de noticias de la ciud…[Read more]
FórumXXI deposited La cosmovisión de la transición española en la película Juana la loca… de vez en cuando. Un manual para la comprension de la comedia historica de los ochenta in the group Television Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Aunque fue uno de los grandes taquillazos cinematográficos de la época, Juana la Loca… de vez en cuando (José Ramón Larraz, 1983), recibió unas duras críticas por parte del público especializado, que veían en la cinta una penosa manera de hacer cine. Personajes, ambientación, guion, interpretaciones, etc., nada escapó a la pluma de los críticos, q…[Read more]
A data representation of every incident of sexual violence in American Horror Story, Murder House through Hotel. Broken into 22 metrics, part of an ongoing mapping project. Covers victims/assailant count, genders of both, on screen/off screen representations, nonhuman entities, fatalities, and more.
VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture
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VIEW offers an international platform for outstanding academic research…[Read more]
This paper will consider the continued significance of television seasonality, even in the era of on-demand and timeshifting. It will draw upon my own research into seasonality and genre, as well as the research of other academics, including that from the special issue of the Journal of Popular Television and the subsequent dossier on Christmas…[Read more]
This paper will explore the use of the English landscape as a source of sublime horror, particularly through a shift in perception from idyllic to ominous. Where Peter Hutchings has indicated the importance of the ‘uncanny landscape’ as a fairly stable location for wrestling with modernity, this chapter will investigate those moments of slippage…[Read more]
Tobias Steiner deposited What Would Jack Bauer Do? Negotiating Trauma, Vengeance and Justice in the Cultural Forum of Post-9/11 TV Drama, from 24 to Battlestar Galactica and Person of Interest in the group Television Studies on Humanities Commons 1 year, 6 months ago
Discussing the concept of cultural trauma and its role in popular television dramas such as 24 (FOX 2001-10, 2014-), Battlestar Galactica (Syfy 2004-9), Rubicon (AMC 2010) and Person of Interest (CBS 2011-16), this paper sets out to identify three distinct clusters that are part of what Newcomb and Hirsch once termed a “cultural forum”—a discu…[Read more]
A central element of the core folk horror texts (The Wicker Man (1973), Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), Witchfinder General (1968)) is the idea of rural communities as retaining pre-Christian practices and beliefs. When uncovered by a modern outsider who is returning to the countryside, these revelations disrupt their world view. Folk horror texts d…[Read more]
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