Please join us at the first CAMRI spring seminar in Central London tomorrow.
‘Why U.S. Television Series Became “Distinct”: Exploring Contexts of Creative Change’
Amanda Lotz [University of Michigan]
Date: Thursday, 19.01.2017
309 Regent Street, W1B 2HT
The television series produced in the U.S. – such as The Sopranos, The Wire, and Mad Men – drew uncommon attention and prompted even those who had never deigned to acknowledge television to gush enthusiastically about its storytelling. Scholars have produced rich examinations of the cultural dimensions of the series and encouraged formalist analyses of their “complexity.” But how and why did scripted U.S. television series evolve so profoundly at the dawn of the twenty-first century? Amanada Lotz’s talk identifies the industrial practices that propelled and challenged this change and examines how the conditions of creative workers adjusted alongside textual possibilities.
All seminars are free. To understand how many attendees we can expect, we kindly ask you to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amanda-lotz-why-us-television-series-became-distinct-exploring-contexts-of-creative-change-tickets-20947986993
Biography: Amanda Lotz is a media scholar, professor, and industry consultant. Her expertise includes media industries, the future of television, the business of media, net neutrality, and digital distribution. She is currently Professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. In her research, she examines the operations of the U.S. television and the representation of gender on television. She teaches courses about media industries and gender in media and has written the influential The Television Will be Revolutionized, now out in its second edition. <https://www.amazon.co.uk/Television-Will-Be-Revolutionized-Second/dp/1479865257/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483459662&sr=8-1&keywords=amanda+lotz>
Further CAMRI Spring Seminars:
Thursday, 26 January - Jairo Lugo-Ocando [University of Leeds]
‘How Progress was ‘sold’ to us: The Mediatization of Development Policy in Latin America’
Thursday, 9 February - Veronica Barassi [Goldsmiths]
‘Big Data, Ethnography and the Datafication of Everyday Life’
Thursday, 23 February - Thomas Tufte [University of Leicster]
‘On communication and development or “glocal change”’
Thursday, 9 March - Karin Wahl-Jorgensen [Cardiff University]
‘Emotions, Media and Politics’
Thursday, 23 March - Nick Srnicek, Helen Hester [London School of Film, Media and Design]
‘Gender, Technology, and Work’
Friday, 31 March - Greig de Peuter [Wilfrid Laurier University] and Nicole Cohen [University of Toronto]
'Interns Talk Back: Disrupting Narratives about Unpaid Work in the Media’
The University of Westminster is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. Registration number: 977818 England. Registered Office: 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW.
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