Dr James Fenwick on the troubling legacy of the Lolita story

Dr James Fenwick

Dr James Fenwick has commented in a BBC Culture article on the problematic history of Lolita, the novel and the Stanley Kubrick film. Dr Fenwick comments on how the experience of Sue Lyon, who played Dolores in the film, is often left out of the cultural conversation: “what is missing from these studies is the voice of Lyon and of the […]

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Dr Ruth Deller explores why reality TV obsessed with the super-rich

‘It’s satisfying to learn the wealthy have problems’: why is reality TV obsessed with the super-rich? Reader in Media and Communication and the author of Reality Television: The TV Phenomenon That Changed the World, Dr Ruth Deller spoke to The Guardian about why reality TV often focuses on the super-rich. “Punching up rather than down is perhaps less problematic, especially […]

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Dr Ruth Deller: A review of 2020

Dr Ruth Deller, reader in media and communications spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield (listen again from 1.48.43) about the most successful TV shows of 2020. The interview discusses the important role TV played during the difficult year the nation faced. Top picks included the Netflix original The Crown, This Country, and Ghosts. Deller says the standout show of the year was […]

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