Masterclass: Exposing Comics

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Friday 21 October 2016
Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Laurence Grove (University of Glassgow) & Dr. Ian Horton (London College of Communication)

Masterclass: Television Didn’t Die, But Internet Distribution Revolutionized It with Professor Amanda Lotz

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Tuesday 17 January 2017
In this masterclass we will discuss key arguments from Amanda Lotz’s current book project, Being Wired: How Cable Transformed Television and the Internet Revolutionized It All. The focus is on understanding what transpired when the long anticipated face off between “new media” and television finally took place in

Masterclass: ‘Media Events: Past, Present and Future’ with professor Paddy Scannell

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Friday 9 December 2016
The masterclass will be opened by Paddy Scannell. He will discuss the problematic status of ‘events’ in academic historiography and contrast this with the relationship between events and history as disclosed by broadcast news. At the heart of this relationship is the work of witnessing and narrating–the two necessary processes that make ‘media events’ (Dayan and Katz 1992) whose subtitle is ‘The live broadcasting of history’. After this presentation, two doctoral candidates will present their research connecting to this topic followed by a discussion

Lecture: Amanda Lotz – Understanding Creative Change: Why the “Distinction” of 21st Century U.S. Television?

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Monday 16 January 2017
The talk identifies the industrial practices that propelled and challenged this change and examines how the conditions of creative workers adjusted alongside textual possibilities. Drawn from new research based on interviews and archival research, the talk mines the production histories of milestone series in this evolution to explain how shifting competitive norms produced textual innovation to provide a context for understanding the profound change of early century U.S. television

Seminar: ‘The Future of Live’ with professor Paddy Scannell

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Thursday 8 December 2016
Liveness is a persistent and much-debated concept in media studies. Until recently, it was associated primarily with broadcast media, and television in particular. However, the emergence of social media has brought new forms of liveness into effect that challenge common assumptions about and perspectives on liveness. An understanding of liveness that explains its various meanings and applications to rather different media remains remote.

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