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Registration is open for postgraduate conference: 'Journeys Across Media' 2008
Reality, Reliability & Access in Performance and Media
Friday 11 April 2008
Department of Film, Theatre & Television — University of Reading
Supported by the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.
What do we really mean when we say something is authentic? How important
are questions of authenticity to our engagement with media texts,
performance and institutions? As a concept, authenticity remains imprecise
despite its frequent association with many aspects of film, theatre,
television and new media.
JAM 2008, the sixth annual conference for postgraduates run by postgraduates
at the Department of Film, Theatre and Television, will explore and
interrogate the idea of ‘authenticity’ in film, theatre, television and new
media from a variety of approaches and contexts.
KEYNOTE: Life after PhD
Simone Knox, Tom Brown & Ian Banks (University of Reading)
A panel of early career academics and practitioners discuss their
experiences of postgraduate research and the transition into their
The Conference's panels will include the following themes and issues in
relation to questions of authenticity across popular and alternative forms.
• Point of view & Narrative
• Engagement & Spectatorship
• Performance analysis
• Ethics & Documentary
• Cross-media work
• translating & adapting
Registration deadline: Friday 29 February 2008
The conference fee is £7.50 per delegate.
Please see our website,
http://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/pg-research/ftt-pgrjam.asp for further
information, including registration forms.
For any other enquiries email Lucy Fife & Reina-Marie Loader at
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Journeys Across Media (JAM) is an annual one-day interdisciplinary
conference organised by and for postgraduate students. It provides a
discussion forum for current and developing research in film, theatre,
television and ‘new media’. Previous delegates have welcomed the
opportunity to gain experience of presenting their work, at different stages
of development, in the active, friendly and supportive research environment
of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. Non-presenting
delegates are also very welcome.
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