Statistic intersubjectivity: A phenomenology of television audiences

by Christian Ferencz-Flatz  Introduction In the following I will first sketch out a phenomenological interpretation of Walter Benjamin’s reflections on film-viewership, which he considers... Read more →

The Place of Voiceover in Academic Audiovisual Film and Television Criticism

by Ian Garwood The line between academic and non-scholarly videographic film criticism The production of The Place of Voiceover in Academic Audiovisual Film and Television Criticism (2016) c... Read more →

A geography of resistance: Locating US underground film and TV cultures

The latest collection from David E. James[1] and Adam Hyman (filmmaker and former executive director of the Los Angeles Filmforum) offers a historical and critical representation of the emer... Read more →

Complex series and struggling cable guys

Both Jason Mittell’s Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (New York: New York University Press, 2015) and Amanda Lotz’s Cable Guys: Television and Masculinitie... Read more →

From Saul Bass to participatory culture: Opening title sequences in contemporary television series

by Valentina Re Introductory remarks: How main titles work A cab moves into the frame and stops by the curb. A man approaches it and opens the door. ‘Jesus, what’d you do, come by way [&... Read more →

The way we watched: Vintage television programmes, memories, and memorabilia

by Helen Piper ‘People die, sure,’ my mother was saying. ‘But it’s so heart-breaking and unnecessary how we lose things. From pure carelessness. Fires, wars. The Parthenon, used as a... Read more →

Dredging, drilling, and mapping television’s swamps: An interview with John Caldwell on the 20th anniversary of ‘Televisuality’

by Markus Stauff It has now been 20 years since John Caldwell’s Televisuality: Style, Crisis and Authority in American Television was published. With its combined attention to television... Read more →

Richard Serra: Sculpture, television, and the status quo

by Francesco Spampinato Introduction Richard Serra emerged in the 1960s in association with minimalism and land art – two conceptual art movements that speculated on the potentialities of ... Read more →

26th Screen Studies Conference

The 26th Screen Studies Conference will take place at the University of Glasgow, 24-26 June 2016, and will be programmed by Dimitris Eleftheriotis for the journal Screen. There is no specif... Read more →

Television studies reloaded: From history to text

Two recent books constitute essential reference points in television studies, both presenting innovative research directions. The first is a collection of essays edited by Ethan Thompson and... Read more →