INDEX TO CST BLOGGERS

Printable version Friday 04 March 2016 Last updated at 15:18

STACEY ABBOTT

KIM AKASS 

SARAH ARNOLD (ECREA) 

JAMILA BALUCH (ECREA) 

STAN BEELER

It’s The End Of The World (15.11.12) Someone once asked me "What's the difference between apocalyptic fiction and... 

JAMES BENNETT 

SUSAN BERRIDGE

JONATHAN BIGNELL 

W. PATRICK BINGHAM

Unveiling ‘A’: Critical Fan Responses To A Transgender Villainess (20.11.15) August 11, 2015 is the day Pretty Little Liars (2010-) unmasked ‘A’, a day five years in the making: (Spoiler) ‘A’ is CeCe Drake (Vanessa...

KAREN BOYLE

Working Others to Death: Discourses of Attachment, and Overwork in the Economy of Academic Labour (Part 2) (30.01.15) Cathy Johnson’s “Working ourselves to death” will go down in CST-history as the blog which nearly brought the system down, so heartily did it resonate with so many of us ...

SIMON BROWN

SOFIA BULL

24 Hours In A&E And The NHS Crisis: The Pleasures And Politics of Universal Health Care TV (20.03.15)

I have watched pretty much every episode of the medical reality show 24 Hours in A&E (Channel 4, 2011–). Even though much of my research happens to focus on medico-scientific discourses in contemporary television, this is a programme I have watched ...

VICTORIA BYARD

No School Like Old Skool (17.01.13) This Monday, at 6 am, a much-trumpeted ITV rebrand was revealed. There is a...

DANIEL CALLAGHAN

Wider Still and Wider: The New Version of The Wire (11.01.15) At the beginning of December, HBO announced that they had completed the remastering of their highly-acclaimed police drama The Wire from standard to high definition,

SARAH CARDWELL

The Great British Bake Off  (31.10.12) As regular viewers of The Great British Bake Off will know, 'a good bake' is...

GARY CASSIDY AND SIMONE KNOX

What Actors Do: Adam Driver in Girls (18.12.15) Graduating from the Juilliard School as recently as 2009, Adam Driver is...

What Actors Do: Jennifer Aniston in Friends (08.05.15) So far in our blog strand, we have been looking at moments of performance that are quite noticeably (if not obviously) about performance in some way, where the actor demonstrates an impressive level of skill via their use of their own body

What Actors Do: Charles Dance in Game of Thrones (13.03.15) ‘You Win or You Die’, the seventh episode from the first season of Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011-present), contains a scene that has deservedly gathered attention and acclaim. One of the moments when the television series moves away from its source material,

What Actors Do: Robert Lindsay In G.B.H. (23.01.15) As Robert Lindsay notes in his autobiography Letting Go, by the late 1980s, things weren’t looking so well for his career: following an difficult stint in the USA, where he had worked on the film Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool (1989), the actor who was known for roles such as Wolfie Smith

JAMES CHAPMAN

Spaces of Television (29.11.12) One of the aims of the 'Spaces of Television' project is to explore the...

BECCY COLLINGS

Dancing With The Starlets: Aesthetics Of Age And Gender In Television Performances Of ‘Elastic Heart’ (24.06.15) Earlier this year Sia released a new single, Elastic Heart, with an accompanying music video that drew controversy for featuring Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf and Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler performing a contemporary dance together;

LEZ COOKE

Unkown TV Classics  (July 2009) In 1969 Alan Lovell wrote a seminar paper on ‘British Cinema: The Unknown...

The Forgotten History of British Television Drama (09.03.12) In recent years there has been a return to an empirically-based television...

MATT CROWDER

New Year's Alienation (18.01.14) BBC-bashing is of course a venerable and well-cherished sport for the British...

ECREA

GARY R. EDGERTON 

JOHN ELLIS 

MARK FRYERS

There's Always Water - Water That Shouldn't Be There. Remember Me (2014) And The Haunted Seascapes Of British Television (01.05.15) The promenade at Scarborough. A ghostly and malevolent female figure appears by...

JOANNE GARDE-HANSEN

Past Television Matters (01.10.14) This year has marked the 20th anniversary since the death of an important...

ROSS GARNER

The Cancellation Of Defiance And ‘Invisible Cult TV’  (14.01.16)

Defiance (2013-15) was an original commission science-fiction TV series which has aired on the SyFy channel in both the US and the UK.

Conference Review: ‘I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV’. University of Salford, 21-22 May 2015 (05.06.15) The University of Salford's School of Arts and Media recently held a two-day...

CHRISTINE GERAGHTY

LIZ GIUFFRE

SARAH GODFREY

Eastend Boy (03.03.14) Danny Dyer is best known for low-budget, critically reviled films and has a...

MARCUS HARMES

Nasty Nannies in Doctor Who (26.11.15) Beginning with the young single mother Nancy in ‘The Empty Child’ (2005)...

The Doctor and the Professor (22.10.15) ‘Remember the Red Indian. When he saw the first steam train, his savage mind...

The Voyage of the Harpsichord  (24.07.15) What connects a ménage a cinque in Edwardian England, lesbian salons in 1920s...

STEPHEN HARPER

Doing Whatever It Takes (16.04.13) I had high hopes for Guy Hibbert's recent Channel 4 one-off drama Complicit,...

Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing On The Edge (21.02.13) Dancing on the Edge, the five-part BBC2 series whose final episode will be... 

JULIA HAVAS

Television: Where Patriarchy and Grown-Up Cinema Go To Die (06.03.15) Last September, an interesting debate played out in the landscape of American media criticism. It was catalysed by film critic A.O. Scott’s article in the New York Times entitled ‘The Death of Adulthood in American Culture’. The piece is a meandering ...

RICHARD HEWETT

PATRICIA HOLLAND

Bringing Us Together? (09.10.15) The last weekend in September saw a buzzing festival of television organised by...

How To Watch TV – Or Not (10.04.15) No, I’m not planning to write about Goggle Box -although I’m constantly struck by the contrast between the high-pitched engagement of the sofa-sitters (after all it did win the 2014 BAFTA award for ‘constructed factual’ programmes) and the research …

Television, Child Abuse and Dennis Potter (10.10.14) During June and July a good many of my evenings -and some whole days- were...

Memorialising BBC 2 (13.05.14) As an avid recorder of television in all its shapes and forms, the 50th... 

SU HOLMES

More More!: Viewing Children's TV  (12.06.13) We may watch children’s television at two key, if relatively long, periods in... 

TANYA HORECK

On Not Feeling The Love: Rom-Com Sexism And Binge-Watching (04.03.16) At some point during the first episode of Judd Apatow’s new Netflix series Love – co-written and co-produced with Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin –... See more

Viewers With A Job To Do: The Extraordinary Case Of Netflix’s Making A Murderer (21.01.16) Released in its entirety on Netflix on December 18th, 2015, the 10-episode long crime documentary, Making a Murderer – directed by Columbia University film graduates Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos – quickly became the ‘must see’ global TV hit of Christmas and the New Year.

ERICA HORTON

A Very Special Relationship: Mapping The Transatlanticism Of Contemporary Golden Age Quality Comedy  (05.11.15) Good, now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about Channel 4 Comedy commission Catastrophe, which is currently airing its second series, less than a year after its first went out in January of 2015. And let’s also get something else out of the way: the total agreement I am in with the majority of TV critics about its being utterly brilliant. Good. That’s done too.

Keeping It Real  (05.11.14) I want to talk about Some Girls. Some Girls is a teen comedy on BBC Three about...

The Trouble with Calling People Talented (29.04.14) At the end of March I was invited to take part in the University of Glasgow's...

Channel 4 and Scripted Comedy Development (04.12.13) One of the questions I’ve had to answer in conducting my PhD research is how...

And the PhD Makes Three (26.09.13) As a plethora of PhD comics available for browsing will show, there are common...

DOUGLAS L. HOWARD

SANNA INHORN

Not Glancing, Not Gorging: Watching TV On Fast Forward (10.07.15) Did you enjoy 1864 (2014)? I sure did. That’s because I watched it on...

MARY IRWIN 

Nashville And Smash Good Television With Singing (16.06.13) ABC's Nashville (2012) and NBC's Smash (2012-13) are two new US serial dramas...

Say Goodnight Clara: London Weekend Television’s ‘No – Honestly’ (16.05.13) I return for this blog to the topic of neglected historical British television...

Penelope Keith And British Television Comedy (23.02.13) In the past year as researcher on the Warwick and De Montfort Universities AHRC...

TV For Women In Britain (07.11.12) For the past two years I’ve been the research fellow on the ‘History of...

JASON JACOBS 

MANEL JIMÉNEZ-MORALES (ECREA)

CATHERINE JOHNSON

KEITH M JOHNSTON 

Adaptation And Interpretation (17.04.13) Elementary (CBS 2012-). Arrow (CW 2012-). Game of Thrones (HBO 2011-). these...

BETHAN JONES

Glory, Amen! Reviving The X-Files And Returning-To-Fandom Narratives (25.02.16) I feel I should start this blog with an admission: I am a lifelong X-Files fan. I first watched it at the age of 12, and over 20 years later I’m as... See more

LORNA JOWETT 

J. P. KELLY

Outsourcing Or Open-Sourcing? Digital Labour And Television's New "Programmers" (29.10.15) In this post, I want to explore television programming. Not the kind of programming we might typically associate with TV (i.e. the content, or the

Television, Big Data, And The Digital Dark Age  (01.05.15) Last week I spent three wonderful and intellectually stimulating days at the...

LIZA KELLY

What Do We Mean By (Flexible) Talent? (27.03.15) In 2006, Richard Sennett published a short article in The Political Quarterly entitled ‘What do we mean by talent?’ Having carried out ethnographic research with workers in the so-called ‘New Economy’, or rather those in the financial sector, new technology …

Television's Difficult Women (29.10.13) This blog is primarily inspired by Christine Geraghty’s recent CST post...

For Us, By Us Gender, Privilege And Race (22.07.13)  The US comedy Girls debuted on pay-cable channel HBO in April 2012 to viewing...

Television Entrepreneurs: Social Change And Public Understanding Of Business (29.02.12) (written with Raymond Boyle) With business seemingly everywhere on television, from the risks of the retail...

SIMONE KNOX (ECREA)

STEPHEN LACEY

Who Is Your Favourite Sherlock Holmes? (16.01.14) It has been hard to escape Sherlock Holmes in 2014. He has been everywhere, not...

Sky Arts And Uk TV Drama History (28.02.13) One of the pleasures of researching the history of UKTV drama for the ‘Spaces...

Alternative Histories: David Rose And English Regions Drama (22.11.12) On July 5 2008, the National Film Theatre in London played host to a remarkable...

BEN LAMB

New Scotland Yard And The Metropolitan Police (18.02.14) Since October 2012 New Scotland Yard’s future has become increasingly... 

Performance And Television Space 2 (16.08.12) ‘Performance and Television Space’, on 20th April 2012, was the second in a...

DAVID LAVERY

Zomney Attack (30.10.12) I am watching Walking Dead on the small flat screen television that sits beside... 

Coming To Who (16.03.12) In “The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe,” the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas...

Tis The Season (18.02.12) Back in the last decade (2004 I believe) Mark Lawson had me as a guest on the... 

Telegenic Archive  

GEOFF LEALAND

JAMES LEGGOTT

Chart Bound Sounds (06.06.13) As anyone who’s attempted to sit through an entire episode of In the Night...

DAVID LEVENTE PALATINUS (ECREA) 

KENNETH A. LONGDEN

Channel 4’s Deutschland 83: ‘Cool Nation’ Branding, The Transnational, And Retro Culture. (Self-Exoticism #3) (25.02.16) Channel 4’s recent foray into foreign-language television drama, Deutschland 83, highlights a preoccupation of contemporary culture, and of... See more

Storyworlds, Transfiction, and TV Histories: Sherlock, And The Abominable Bride (21.01.16) Long before the end of Christmas television viewing and schedules, broadcasters and production companies herald their new season of television viewing. It is part of that tradition where we say goodbye to the old year, and welcome in the new, and it is yet another example of how television has ingratiated itself into the rhythms of everyday life and the cultural rituals of a nation. 

BBC Christmas Specials, Doctor Who and Sherlock: Self-Exoticism #2 (18.12.15)  The Christmas television schedules have, for many years, introduced a sense of...

Self-Exoticism, Television, And The Transnational (03.12.15)  This paper aims to explore, and expand upon, a theme I recently raised at The Media Across Borders conference, Roehampton University (June, 2015), in... See more

Sherlock, Agency, And Algorithm Culture (22.10.15) This article is the result of a recent, but brief conversation with Matt Hills...

MICHAEL LOVELOCK

Cucumber As 'Post-Gay' Television (03.04.15) Gay-themed drama on British television has become largely synonymous with the name of Russell T Davies. As the creator of the iconic and controversial Queer as Folk, first broadcast on Channel 4 in 1999, it was perhaps inevitable that Davies' most

STEFANIA MARGHITU

Re-Visiting Absolutely Fabulous: Rude, Crude And Totally Spot On  (03.12.15) I’ll always remember my initial reaction the first time I watched Absolutely Fabulous (BBC, 1992-2012). Edina Monsoon (played by co-creator... See more

The Woman Behind Gogglebox 3: An Interview With Tania Alexander ... (17.04.15) The third and concluding interview with Gogglebox creator Tania Alexander.

The Woman Behind Gogglebox 2: An Interview With Tania Alexander ... (10.04.15) The second part of Stefania Marghitu's interview with Tania Alexander.

The Woman Behind Gogglebox: An Interview With Tania Alexander ...  (03.04.15) Since its 2013 premiere, the Channel 4 observational documentary Gogglebox became a surprise sleeper hit in the UK. With a BAFTA win and Series 5 now back on air Friday nights, ratings have escalated to newfound levels, with 4 million people watching …

JENNIFER O'MEARA

Reacting To Digital Technology In The Comeback And Web Therapy (18.02.16)   For many, Lisa Kudrow will forever be associated with Friends (NBC, 1994-2004), the epitome of conservative network television. And yet, with both The Comeback (HBO, 2005; 2014) and Web Therapy (L Studio; Showtime: 2008-), the performer-writer-producer has shown great willingness to embrace developments in TV brought about by new media, as well as proving herself to be a subtle cultural satirist.

Disaffected Does Not Equal Depressed: A Response To Lena Dunham's Daria Diagnosis (05.11.15) On July 18, 2015, Lena Dunham shared the following diagnosis for the title character from Daria (1997-2002), MTV’s cult animated series, with her two million Instagram followers: 

JANET MCCABE

RUTH MCELROY

Plan Of Action? Responding To Tony Hall (09.07.14) One of the rewards of teaching first-year undergraduates is that you are...

What Can Wales Learn From Nordic Noir? (11.11.13) The media’s power to imbue particular places with the authority to be sites...

Bye Y'all Nashville Bows Out (25.06.13) For those of us watching on this side of the Atlantic, the end is now very nigh...

TOBY MILLER

BRETT MILLS

Should Film Studies be a Sub-Discipline of Television Studies?  (13.02.15) How come Television Studies rarely discusses the roles film plays in broadcasting? After all, in its analysis of film production and distribution in...

Do I Do Television Studies (15.01.14) How many of us define ourselves as doing ‘Television Studies’, and state as...

VHS R.I.P. (08.03.13) Is VHS essential to the study of television? This is a debate I’m currently... 

RACHEL MOSELEY

The Great British Sewing Bee (24.04.13) It's a very long time since I've really WANTED to write about something I saw...

Reflecting On Classic Television (22.11.12) (with Karen Lury) Making and Remaking Television Classics, 20 March 2009, University of Warwick

The Impact Of Television History Ii, Or, What’s Interesting About Working Women And Television? (17.07.12) As the ‘History of Television for Women in Britain’ team heave a collective...

ROBIN NELSON 

The Impact Of New Products On Television Studies (22.11.12) In this short reflection on the study of television fictions, I endorse and...

SARAH NIBLOCK 

Purple Brain (27.02.14) Popular music’s relationship with TV is an uneasy one. Pop on TV,...

Rise Of The Saganauts (12.02.14) My eyes lit up when I saw her – I’d dreamt of seeing her in the flesh since...

TOM NICHOLLS

Comfort Telly (28.01.16) Just before Christmas I was suffering from ‘Flue, we had just lost our third pet in a year and I was not at my best in a number of other ways. I... See more

MARTHA NOCHIMSON

 Genre Out Of The Box On Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: The Evolution Of A Critic, Part Two (05.06.15) In Part One, I explored the genre hybridity of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and began my inquiry into how the hybridity impacts on the construction of gender in the series, concluding with the question of what happens in the series to conventional fears expressed in purer versions of the detective genre about the power of women because of the amalgam of the detective genre and the fantasy genre. 

Genre Out Of The Box On Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: The Evolution Of A Critic (29.05.15) In a recent article about the fiction of Angela Carter on Salon.com, Laura Miller discussed the importance of the imagination, fantasy, and fairy tales to Carter's feminism and praised Carter's audacity as a feminist of the 1970's, since that was a period during which feminism was busy restricting itself to austere realism. 

Anthony Horowitz On The Homefront (27.02.15) To write his television serial Foyle's War (2002--2015), Anthony Horowitz armed himself with history. Spinning tales based on actual events in England during and a couple of years after World War II, he reminds us that life is the best friend fiction

JOSEPH OLDHAM

Agents Of Shield (24.06.14) Over the last few years I have been loosely following the unfolding project...

LEAH PANOS 

From Niche Gaming Fans To The Minecraft Generation (21.10.14) Which children’s programme, made on no budget in a single room, attracts over...

In memory of studio drama (13.03.14) In our ‘post-television’ age when the appearance of television drama and...

Dramatic Spaces Imaginative World Of TV Studio (28.01.14) In his 1990 autobiography, Days of Vision (London: Methuen) the late television...

Shades Of Blue And Greene (11.07.13) As part of my ongoing research into uses of ‘blue screen’ and the role of...

TV History Blog (15.06.12) I enjoyed Helen Wheatley’s CST blog of 25 May and found her ‘worrying at...

STEVEN PEACOCK

JORDAN PHILLIPS

Fox’s Scream Queens and the Politics of Pastiche (11.12.15) FOX’s horror-comedy series Scream Queens is the latest addition to the canon...

Penny Thoughts, Dreadful Desires: Queer Monstrosity In Showtime’s Penny Dreadful (22.10.15) It has been said that we live in a time of monsters. Within the horror genre,...

ALEC PLOWMAN

Come With Us To The Greatest Music Festival (21.11.14) Like many music fans, I spent the last weekend of June glued to the box,... 

WILLIAM PROCTOR

The Game Of Thrones Rape Debate (12.06.15) The sixth episode of the recent season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, ‘Unbowed,...

Oh Star Trek, Star Trek (20.03.15) May 13th 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the cancellation of Star Trek:...

Fidelety Matters Never Judge A Book (27.06.14)  Ever since I started exploring adaptation theory as a way to discuss reboots...

Its Not TV, Its Netflix (29.11.13) As a scholar of all things transmedia, the news that Netflix is teaming up with...

It's Not TV: It's Comics! (10.10.13) At times, the television landscape can be a source of irritation and chagrin...

DEBRA RAMSAY

SARAH RALPH

It's Wild. It's Windy. It's Autumnwatch! (04.12.13) The current crisp, cold Winter mornings are making a trip I made to Pensthorpe...

SEAN REDMOND

KATERINA SERAFEIM (ECREA)

BILLY SMART

TIM SNELSON

Normal For Norfolk (11.10.14) Normal for Norfolk or NFN – a pejorative shorthand allegedly used by local...

TOBIAS STEINER

E CHARLOTTE STEVENS

The Pleasures of Steven Universe (12.06.15) Steven Universe, a Cartoon Network series which premièred in 2013, is about a boy named Steven who lives with a trio of female warrior/superheroes from space. It came to my attention via Twitter friends’ enthusiasm for the many, diverse, and dimensional female characters in the series and the pleasures of its (semi-)serialised narrative.

LAUREN JADE THOMPSON

You Can't Build An Entire Show Around Nostalgia (11.11.14)

Lorna Jowett’s recent blog for CST on ‘Children, Television, Nostalgia and...

RICHARD WALLACE

Making The Unmissable Ownable: Adventures In The BBC Store (7.01.16)

Although starting its operations as a commercial venture in November 2015, the new online BBC Store has been under discussion for some time, gaining regulatory approval early in 2013. Its aim is to provide access to a wide range of BBC programmes for a fee.

All Screwed Over By Machines Of Loving Grace (06.02.15) I’ve been looking forward to the new Adam Curtis documentary Bitter Lake for some time. He is a provocative, exciting and necessary filmmaker who...

What We've (Not) Been Watching (16.05.14) There has been plenty of discussion on this blog and elsewhere about the...

Keeping Up With Television (23.09.13) There has been something of an auto-ethnographic turn in some quarters of... 

ELKE WEISSMANN (ECREA)

HELEN WHEATLEY

Television Tribes (08.10.14) I was recently consulted by telecommunications company, TalkTalk, on what it...

Loving Girls (29.03.13) I was surprised to hear from the editor of CST Online that no one had yet... 

The Impact Of Television History, Or, The Sentiments Of Nostalgia? (25.05.12) I’m sure that at a certain point people are going to get bored of me worrying...

ROSIE WHITE 

Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Audio, Video, New Media, Feminism, Dublin, 18th-20th June 2015 (03.07.15) This year’s Console-ing Passions took place on the Dublin quayside in the...

People Are Funny (15.10.13) Jo Brand and Lee Mack were part of a panel discussing current issues in the...

CARL WILSON

Doctor Who Education (26.11.15) With recent debates and discussions surrounding the government’s Green Paper...

HELEN WOOD 

Benefits Britain The Live Debate (20.02.14) Benefits Britain: The live debate was broadcast this week. Reality television...

Women And Banter In British Television (16.10.13) I have spent most of the last week worrying about my upcoming turn on the CST...

The Documentary Of Magic (18.06.13) Having spent such a long time working in various ways on ‘television for...

States Of Televisual Consciousness: Watching My Friends And Family On ‘Undercover Boss’ (08.01.13) I cannot count the number of times that I have said that I never want to talk... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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