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[ecrea] The Cult TV Book and Launch

Mon Apr 26 14:59:51 GMT 2010

>I am writing to inform you about the publication of the following
>book, which should appeal to anyone with a research interest in cult
>media, TV fandom and genre television.
>The Cult TV Book edited by Stacey Abbott
>Cult TV is changing. Where being cult used to mean being marginal
>with a small, loyal fan base, cult TV is now key to the television
>industry, fandom is global and online, cult status for a show is
>fostered by the networks, and cult series are noted for their
>spectacular special effects and sumptuous visual style. So,what is
>cult TV today? Leading scholars, writers and journalists redefine our
>understanding of cult TV, with new approaches to and case studies on:
>Cult TV aesthetics, History of cult TV, Cult TV 
>& new media, The 'sub- cultural celebrity', Jane 
>Espenson on how to write cult TV, Cult TV &
>the broadcast industry, Music, Innovation, Cult channels, Children's
>cult TV, Sex, Gender, Race, Cult audiences, Transgressive TV, Cult of
>cult TV, Nancy Holder on writing tie-ins, TV & Film Guide, Fan
>fiction, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who,
>The Avengers, The Prisoner, Quatermass, The Sopranos, Masters of
>Horror, The Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks, Grey's Anatomy, Bagpuss, South
>Park, The X Files, Da Ali G Show, Trailer Park Boys and Angel.
>Paperback | 9781848850262 | 288 pages | 234 x 156 mm  £14.95
>This book is part of the Investigating Cult TV series details of
>which are available at
>To celebrate the publication of this book, I.B. Tauris will be
>holding a book launch on Monday 10th May, from 6.15-8.15pm.
>The event will take place at the BFI National Library,
>21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN.
>RSVP to Jaime Frost,
>(publicity /at/<mailto:(publicity /at/>
>Dr. Stacey Abbott
>Reader in Film and Television Studies
>School of Arts
>Roehampton University
>Roehampton Lane
>SW15 5PH
>tel: 0208 392 3439

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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