Author: Tobias Steiner

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 20 March 2018. CFP: Critical Studies in Television Conference “State of Play: Television Scholarship in ‘TVIV’”, Sept 5-7, 2018 @ Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK.

Deadline Extended: 20 March 2018. Television is and always has been changing. The recent shifts, connected to new, online providers creating their own content and offering new forms of distribution, have led to some scholars (Jenners 2016) questioning if the age of TVIV has arrived. While Mareike Jenners remains unconvinced that the transformations are significant enough to warrant such a description, it is nevertheless noticeable that the recent changes affecting television have also had an impact on our subject of television studies. For example, Catherine Johnson’s work (2007, 2012) points to how even the transformations brought about by the...

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CfP: conference “‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen”. June 13, 2018 @ De Montfort University, Leicester (UK). Deadline: April 13, 2018.

Postgraduate Conference Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers to its seventh annual postgraduate conference. 2018 marks the 200-year anniversary of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel Frankenstein, so join us in celebrating all things monstrous as we re-consider, interrogate and offer new approaches to the genres of Horror and Science-Fiction on screen.  In light of the recent burgeoning of these genres in mainstream film and television, such as the...

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I started my career studying and writing about television and children by watching my own children watch television and becoming very intrigued about the views of the world they were being shown in the preschool programmes they saw. I wasn’t alarmed or disapproving – just intrigued, also very entertained. I was a freelance journalist at the time and my first published article on this subject was called ‘Feudalism for the Under Fives’, and it appeared in The Listener magazine (published weekly by the BBC) in 1977. [1] In those days, without the option of downloading, time-shifting, DVD copies or...

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Call for Chapters: edited volume on The Disney Channel. Deadline: May 1, 2018.

Call for Chapter Proposals Kids, Inc. to Andi Mack: The Disney Channel’s Tween Programming is a proposed interdisciplinary, multi-contributer volume examining the nature, history, and legacy of The Disney Channel’s programming for tweens from 1984 to present. While The Walt Disney Company and its media texts (particularly its films) have been the subject of countless books and journal articles, little if any attention has been paid specifically to the Disney Channel, and particularly to its shows aimed at the tween market. When focus has been turned to the relationship between tweens and Disney, it has been almost exclusively production...

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CfP: conference “Tourism, cinema and TV series”. Oct 12, 2018 @ Université de Lille 3 (FR). Deadline: April 30, 2018.

Over the last thirty odd-years, a growing number of film and TV productions have left the confines of Hollywood studios, either to benefit from interesting tax incentives or to find new scenery that can visually surprise audiences. The popular success of some of those ‘runaway’ films or TV series then prompted many fans to walk in the footsteps of Luke Skywalker in Tunisia (Star Wars), of Frodo in New Zealand (Lord of the Rings), of Harry Potter and his friends in Great Britain, of Katniss Everdeen in North Carolina (Hunger Games), of Daenerys or Jon Snow in Ireland or...

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