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[Commlist] CFP: Critical Studies in Television Conference
Fri Feb 21 21:25:06 GMT 2020
in line with the strikes (different universities strike at different
times) we are extending the deadline for submission of abstracts to 20th
Below the original call for papers:
CFP: Critical Studies in Television Biennial Conference
26-28 August 2020
Edge Hill University
Where to, Television Studies? What directions are there to investigate?
What are the themes that are important as the medium morphs and changes?
What methodological challenges do these changes pose to Television
Studies and what place does television history continue to hold within
This conference will be a space where we can come together to set the
agenda for television research and education. We therefore invite papers
from all disciplines that engage with television and want to contribute
to Television Studies as a field. We are particularly interested in
papers that offer analyses of the field(s) or methods and ask questions
about what research Television Studies should conduct and how we want to
teach the subject. We thus invite papers that engage with any of the
following or indeed other fields:
* Television as texts
* Television industries
* Television institutions
* Television histories
* Television audiences
* Television as a cultural form
* Television and convergence
* Television and identities
* Television business
* Television and its relation to the national, local and/or global
* Methodologies in Television Studies
* Teaching television
* Theoretical approaches to television
Two round-tables will provide insights into new directions of television
research and questions of disciplinarity and television research. In
addition, our keynote will examine television, its relation to
technology and traditional understandings of the medium.
*Hanne Bruun *is a Professor of Media Studies at Aarhus University,
Denmark. She is the founder and head of the Centre for Media Industries
and Production Studies; the author of four books, including /Dansk
tv-satire. Underholdning med kant/; and the co-editor of four books. She
has contributed to several books, e.g. /Advancing Media Production
Studies /eds. Paterson, C. et al., and journals, e.g. /Nordic Journal of
Media Studies /(2019), /Critical Studies in Television/, /Nordicom
Review/, the /European Journal of Communication /and /Media, Culture &
Society/. Her most recent book is /Re-Scheduling Television in the
Digital Era/ (2020).
Kerr completed his PhD recently at the University of Glasgow where he
investigated the role of television as ‘comfort’ medium. He worked with
the NHS and has published several blogs on CSTOnline
now works for the QAA Scotland.
Christine is Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of
Glasgow, UK. Her research spans television and film, and she was part of
the early researchers looking into soap opera, the experience of which
she has documented in several publications
<https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.7227/CST.5.1.9>. Her books include
/Women and Soap Opera/ (1991) and /Now a Major Motion Picture: Film
Adaptations of Literature and Drama /(2008). She is currently
researching race and casting.
Brett Mills is Professor for Film and Television at the University of
East Anglia, UK. His research has focused on the lesser-researched
genres of television including /Television Sitcom/ (2008) and /Invisible
Television/ (2012). More recently, he has focused on /Animals on
And a focused PhD Panel
*Abstract Submissions: *
Please submit your abstracts for papers, panels, roundtables,
screenings, posters etc. to the following address:
(CSTconference /at/ edgehill.ac.uk) <mailto:(CSTconference /at/ edgehill.ac.uk)>.
Paper proposals (including for visual essays) should include a title,
your name and affiliation as well as a short biography, and an abstract
of less than 500 words.
Panels should include an overall abstract, as well as paper abstracts
and the names, affiliations and biographies of all panellists.
Roundtables should include an overall abstract, as well as the names,
affiliations and biographies of all contributors.
Screenings should include a title, abstract of the film/ programme as
well as names, affiliations and biographies of the main contributors.
*Deadline for submission of abstracts is: 20 March 2020.*
Successful applicants will be notified by 6 April 2020.
*Projected Costs: *
We will make several registration fees available, but projected costs
for the three-day registration are:
Early bird: £195
Early bird concession: £120
Full registration: £245
Full registration concession: £155
On Campus Accommodation including breakfast will be approx. £55/ per night.
For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at
(CSTconference /at/ edgehill.ac.uk) <mailto:(CSTconference /at/ edgehill.ac.uk)> or
Elke directly: (weissmae /at/ edghill.ac.uk) <mailto:(weissmae /at/ edghill.ac.uk)>.
The conference is organised by Critical Studies in Television, ECREA
Television Studies and the Department of Media and Performing Arts, Edge
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