Author: Tobias Steiner


What Students Want to Write About (Final Project) I have been absent from CST for too long. The reason for my absence has been entirely due to my commitment to work and students undergoing their ‘Final Year Project’. In January I was given the honour and task of guiding 150 BATAR (BA Television and Radio) final-year students through their last, and arguably most important, Theory Essay. I also had to guide Students through a Critical Reflective Essay. My duties included providing lectures on how to tackle the essay question, lectures on how to approach critical essay writing, providing one-to-one...

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CfP: International Journal of James Bond Studies, Issue 2. Deadline: Sept 30, 2017

The International Journal of James Bond Studies is an academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary scholarship on all aspects of Ian Fleming’s James Bond franchise. The journal aims to develop contemporary critical readings of Ian Fleming’s James Bond across literary, filmic, and cultural history, and offers broader criticism of the popular appeal of Fleming’s creation and its relation to the spy genre. The journal will appeal to scholars, academics, and cultural critics whose work focuses on Ian Fleming and James Bond, as well as to fans of the James Bond franchise who wish to supplement their knowledge in this area. Possible...

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CfP: “National Cultures of Television Comedy Symposium”, Notre Dame London Global Gateway, 16-17 November 2017 (deadline: Aug 01, 2017)

English-language television comedy is circulating transnationally more than ever before, as Americans watch the Irish comedy Moone Boy on Hulu and British comedy panel shows like Have I Got News For You on YouTube; Netflix brings the BBC’s Miranda and RTE imports CBS’s 2 Broke Girls to Irish shores; the most popular sitcom on British television, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, is created by an Irish performer; Australia’s Please Like Me defied low ratings at home and rode overseas acclaim all the way to an International Emmy Award nomination; and the most critically acclaimed sitcom airing transatlantically is the US-UK co-production...

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Call for proposals: Hands On History (ed. collection seeking a few additional essays), Deadline: July 10, 2017

We seek proposals for a small number of original essays to include in Hands On History (eds. John Ellis and Nick Hall), an edited collection focusing on practical and embodied approaches to the history of media technology. The collection explores the relevance of the new methodology of hands on history to the study of media. Forging links between the diverse fields of media studies, history of technology, and media archaeology, this collection brings together current practices in museums and academic research into hands on history in the fields of image-based media. These range across: computer games, photographic history, television...

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CfP: Special Issue of the European Journal of American Culture: “American Horror Story”, Deadline: Sept 10, 2017

Guest Editors: Harriet Earle, Sheffield Hallam University, UK Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, UK This call for papers seeks submissions that engage with the television series American Horror Story (produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk) as part of a Special Issue for the European Journal of American Culture. Over six seasons (so far), American Horror Story has received massive popular and academic interest for its bold and often apposite reworkings of a wide range of cultural tropes and folk stories, set against uniquely American backgrounds and played out through a distinct cast of characters. Papers should be between...

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