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Reality TV: Contexts, Debates, Futures
Preliminary announcement of event

Day event hosted by the School of Humanities and Cultural Studies
Roehampton to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Research in
Audiovisual Culture
(CFRAC) organised by Anita Biressi, Deborah Jermyn and Heather Nunn.

Date: Saturday 22nd May 9am-5pm
Venue: Chapman Hall, Southlands College,
Roehampton University of Surrey UK
Fee: £15 (£5 unwaged/student rate) fee includes refreshments and lunch

Includes book launch for Understanding Reality Television
(Routledge, 2004) edited by Su Holmes and Deborah Jermyn.

Speakers include:
Jonathan Bignell (Reading)
Title: What are we talking about, and why does it matter?

Anita Biressi (Roehampton)
Title: Feel My Pain: the Trauma of Reality TV

Annette Hill (Westminster)
Title: Television Audiences and Factual Programming

Su Holmes (Southampton Institute)
Title: ‘It’s a Jungle Out There’: Conceptualising Fame in Celebrity
Reality TV

Janet Jones (Aberystwyth)
Title: How Big Brother works to dispel the ‘mediation anxiety’

Heather Nunn (Roehampton)
Title: Reality TV and the Therapy Playroom

Estella Tincknell (UWE)
Title: ‘Sexing up’ the Past: History, Pastiche and the Real

Brian Winston (Lincoln)
Title: The Paradox of Reality TV

Register by email to: [log in to unmask] and either pay on the
day
or send cheques to Dr Anita Biressi, Roehampton University of Surrey,
School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Digby Stuart College, Howard
Rm.
101, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH, UK.
Cheques payable to ‘University of Surrey Roehampton’.




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