Author: Tobias Steiner

CfP: Media Industries special section ‘Global Internet Television’. Deadline: Oct 1, 2017.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Global Internet Television – A Media Industries special section Issue 13, September 2018 – http://www.mediaindustriesjournal.org Editors: Ramon Lobato, RMIT University – ramon.lobato@rmit.edu.au Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan – lotz@umich.edu Julian Thomas, RMIT University – julian.thomas@rmit.edu.au In recent years major over-the-top subscription services including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have been expanding into new international markets, becoming quasi-global television networks. At the same time, online TV offerings from incumbent pay-TV providers, broadcasters and telcos are proliferating, using diverse programming, pricing, and marketing tailored to the demands of their national and regional audiences. Together, this mutating landscape of...

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TEENAGE BOYS’ ‘INTRUSION’ AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN 13 REASONS WHY (NETFLIX, 2017) by Susan Berridge

** This blog contains spoilers ** Firstly, apologies – this blog contains spoilers. But seeing as 13 Reasons Why was released on Netflix in the UK several months ago (and already covered in a blog by William Proctor back in May), I’m hoping this won’t be too much of a problem. I’m late to watching the series, despite having heard many people talk about it over the past few months. It was a recent play date with my son that finally made me sit down and watch it after his friend’s mum – a high school teacher – commented...

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CfP: “#LondonIsOpen: London as a Cosmopolitan City in Contemporary Culture” for Altre Modernità/Other Modernities. Deadline Oct 15, 2017

edited by Anna Viola Sborgi, Lawrence Napper and Nicoletta Vallorani This issue of Other Modernities will investigate cultural representations of contemporary London, from the viewpoint of the present historical moment, looking back at how the perception of the city’s cosmopolitan identity has developed. In the 20th and 21st century London has emerged as a global, cosmopolitan capital attracting visitors and migrants alike for its close association with an image of cultural openness, diversity, and inclusion. This association, however, has repeatedly been contested. Periodical resurgences of nationalism in specific historical moments leading to radical socio-political transformations and upheaval have often...

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I WAS JONATHAN CREEK’S DOUBLE: MY SECRET LIFE AS A PRACTITIONER by Richard Hewett

It’s that time of year again. Marks have all been ratified, and the students have packed their bags and returned to families doubtless anxious to feed them up and process weeks of laundry. Many are gearing up for their graduation ceremonies (our own will be taking place around the time this goes to press), before heading out into the world to seek their fortunes. It is for us, and them, a time of reflection. Last month at MediaCityUK we held our annual BAFTARs ceremony (a witty conflation of the BA Television and Radio degree – BATAR – and the...

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CfP: “Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV” @University of Southampton, May 23-25, 2018. Deadline: Nov 3, 2017.

Doing Women’s Film and Television History IV: Calling the Shots – Then, Now, and Next University of Southampton, May 23 – 25, 2018 Organising team: Shelley Cobb, Linda Ruth Williams, and Natalie Wreyford As researchers of the AHRC-funded project Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary UK Film Culture 2000-2015 we are proud to host the fourth International Doing Women’s Film and Television History conference in association with the Women’s Film and Television History Network – UK/Ireland. The focus for DWFTH-IV is predicated on the idea of the contemporary as an historical formation. The conference will offer a space to...

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