Call for Papers: Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television

Unmade, Unfinished, Unseen: Shadow Histories of Cinema and Television is a two day international conference that will take place in September 2020 at De Montfort University and co-organised by Professor Ian Hunter (De Montfort University) and Dr James Fenwick (Sheffield Hallam University). The conference will be the first major gathering of scholars researching the ‘shadow’ histories of film and television. […]

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Wednesday 28 November 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Colm McAuliffe (Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck)

Banner image for Colm McAuliffe's 'Radical Broadcasts' seminar and screening

Speakers: Colm McAuliffe, PhD in Critical Theory and Popular Culture at Birkbeck, University of London Title: RADICAL BROADCASTS – Theory On Television Hosted by: Professor Esther Johnson Imagine the following: radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing amiably explaining his theories on schizophrenia on a daytime television chat show in 1977; cultural theorist Stuart Hall discussing why Karl Marx mattered in 1983; David Lodge grappling with post-structuralist theory […]

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Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Lunchtime seminar with Dr Ruth Deller (Communication, SHU)

A composite image of multiple soap opera anniversaries and miscellaneous shots of soap operas

Title: Soap opera anniversaries as media events Speaker: Dr Ruth Deller 2015 has seen three soap operas celebrate major anniversaries: EastEnders’ 30th, Neighbours’ 30th and Hollyoaks’ 20th. Recent years have also seen milestone anniversaries for Coronation Street and Emmerdale, whilst soap-like drama Casualty is currently gearing up for its 30th anniversary in 2016. In this presentation, I analyse the way […]

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