FTV Study Day: ‘What is New Here? Film, Television and New Media
On Thursday October 29th, the School of Film and Television Studies at UEA introduce the latest in a series of post-graduate and staff Study Days. Jointly run between postgraduate students and staff, this Study Day follows successful events on television (October 2008) and nostalgia (February 2009). October’s event, organised by Dr Vincent M. Gaine and Dr Keith M. Johnston, will deal with the notion of ‘convergence culture’ and the current debates around how so-called ‘new’ media interact with ‘old’ forms such as film and television.
Many things have been claimed about the latest developments in ‘new’ media. The debate ranges from a perception that new media is a natural, evolutionary step within screen technologies to more pessimistic claims that new media is permanently altering practices in media production, distribution and exhibition. A central tenet of many discussions of new media is the issue of interactivity, and the belief that new media has increased the participatory relationship between viewer and screen.
Anyone wishing to attend is welcome, particularly those considering applying for postgraduate studies at UEA. The event is free but please contact us if you require any for further details.
The Study Day will run in two sessions: 10am-1pm in Congregation Hall 0.17; and 2-5pm in Arts 3.03. The schedule is as follows:
10.00 Introduction (MJ)
10.00-11.30am: You say you want a (digital) revolution?
Oliver Gruner, Past and Prologue: JFK, DVD and the Historical Archive
Rayna Denison, Bollywood Musicals, DVD and the Repackaging of Genre
Vincent M. Gaine, Crime and Critics in HD
11.30am-12.00am Tea/Coffee break
12.00-1.00pm The Alternative Screens of New Media
Nick Warr, “Seamless transfer”: Portable media players and the emergence of post-cinematic time
Liz Powell, “A New Way to See Our Tragedies”: How Citizen Journalism Contributed to the Process of Vicarious Traumatisation on 9/11
1.00-2.00pm, Lunch break
SESSION 2 (all panels take place in Congregation Hall 0.19 - Main)
(All papers are 20 minutes long)
2.00pm-3.30pm Old and New: Media and Technology Moderator: VMG
Derek Johnston, “Something In-Between”: Finding a Television Identity
Michael Ahmed, “It’ll Knock Both Your Eyes Out”: Independence, Exploitation or Mainstream, so what is new about 3-D?
Lindsay Steenberg, Blinded by Science? The Autopsy on Television and in the New Media
3.30-4.00pm Tea/Coffee break
4.00-close Plenary followed by roundtable discussion of the day KMJ
Keith M. Johnston, Innovation or Imitation: Is there anything ‘new’ in new media?
All the best.
Professor Mark Jancovich
Head of School
Film and Television Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592787
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