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[ecrea] Popular Media Culture Symposium

Sat Apr 28 06:44:31 GMT 2012

*Popular Media Cultures: Writing in the Margins and Reading Between the Lines
A One Day Symposium to be held at the Odeon Cinema, Covent Garden, London

Saturday 19th May 2012.
Keynote Address by
Prof. Henry Jenkins, University of Southern California
Registration starts at 9am with the programme of presentations starting at 10am followed by the Keynote address. The day is scheduled to close at 6pm.
The Programme is as follows:
Prof. Mark Jancovich

"Relocating Lewton: Cultural Distinctions, Critical Reception and the Val Lewton Horror Films."

Dr Stacey Abbott

"'I Want to Do Bad Things to You': The Cult of the TV Horror Credit Sequence."

Dr Will Brooker

"Hunting The Dark Knight: Authorship and the Nolan Function."

Dr Joanne Garde-Hansen and Dr Kristyn Gorton

"From Old Media Whore to New Media Troll: Theorising Madonna Online."

Dr Matt Hills

"Towards a Psychosocial Theory of Spoilers: /Doctor Who/, Ontological Security, and Fans' Self-Narratives."

Prof. Roberta E. Pearson

"I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere: Fans and the Sherlockian 'Franchise'."

Dr Cornel Sandvoss

"The Politics of Proximity in Part-Scripted Reality Drama: On fans of /The Only Way is Essex/ and /Made in Chelsea/."

Keynote Address

Prof. Henry Jenkins

"Beyond Poaching: >From Resistant Audiences to Fan Activism."

Popular Media Cultures seeks to explore the relationship between audiences and media texts, their paratexts and interconnected ephemera, and the related cultural practices that add to and expand the narrative worlds with which fans engage. How audiences make meaning out of established media texts will be discussed in connection with the new texts produced by fans. The symposium will focus on the cultural work done by media audiences, how they engage with new technologies and how convergence culture impacts on the strategies and activities of popular media fans.

Fees (including lunch and refreshments)*:
£50 Full rate
£25 Student reduced rate
*Delegates on the day will receive a 10% discount on purchases made at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on presentation of their symposium name badge.

For further details of how to register and attend the event go to our website at:

The Symposium is supported by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research at the University of Portsmouth. See:
Dr Lincoln Geraghty
Reader in Popular Media Cultures
Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research
School of Creative Arts, Film and Media
University of Portsmouth
CCCR Website:
Coordinator, Popular Media Cultures Symposium: <>
Editor, Directory of World Cinema: American Hollywood, Intellect Books
3.30 St George's Building, 141 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HY, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 239 284 5754
Fax: +44 (0) 239 284 5372
E-mail: (Lincoln.Geraghty /at/ <mailto:(Lincoln.Geraghty /at/>

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