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> Television without Borders: Transfers, Translations and Transnational
> Exchange
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> An International Conference at the University of Reading
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> 27-29 June 2008
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> Call for Papers
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> In the last few years, critics have decried the end of television, but
> television has responded to challenges relatively quickly. 
> Globalisation has
> increased the revenues of many national broadcasting institutions, created
> new export markets and fostered international co-productions, while digital
> technologies have been adapted and exploited to entice those audiences 
> back
> that appeared to turn to other media, most notably the internet. The
> conference will explore how television crosses borders: how are television
> programmes imported and exported? What role do international co-productions
> play? How does television translate into, and borrow from, other media?
> These and many other questions will be at the heart of the three-day
> conference.
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> Confirmed speakers are
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> Prof. Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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> Prof. Jeffrey Miller, Augustana College
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> Prof. John Ellis, Royal Holloway, University of London
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> Prof. Jonathan Bignell, University of Reading
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> There will also be television professionals speaking at the 
> conference, who
> will include executives, archivists and programme-makers with 
> expertise in
> television policy, international acquisitions, programme planning and
> digital archiving.
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> We are currently seeking proposals for papers to be delivered at the event.
> We are particularly, though not exclusively, interested in the following
> topics:
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> *	Challenges to national television histories
> *	Programme flow between countries 
> *	International co-productions
> *	Adaptation of programme formats
> *	Creation of geo-linguistic markets
> *	National broadcasters and international programme flow
> *	Impact of foreign product on national programming
> *	The relationship between the global and the local
> *	Crossing borders via the internet
> *	Inter-medial adaptations (games, films, etc.)
> *	The role of YouTube, TV.com, Facebook and other webpages
> *	On Demand Services
> *	Digital television archives
> *	Satellite technologies and national borders
> *	Diasporic communities and transnational television
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> Papers: 
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> Please send proposal of no more than 250 words with a title and brief
> biographical details to the address below.
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> Panels: 
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> For Panels, please send a panel rationale of no more than 150 words 
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> three proposals of no more than 250 words each, with biographical 
> details of
> the speakers, to the address below.
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> For further information or to send proposals, please contact:
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> Elke Weissmann: [log in to unmask]
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> or:
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> Elke Weissmann
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> University of Reading
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> Department of Film, Theatre and Television
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> Bulmershe Court
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> Woodlands Avenue
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> Reading, RG6 1HQ
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> UK
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> Deadline for any proposals is Friday, 14 December 2007.
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Michele Hilmes
Professor, Media and Cultural Studies
Director, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Department of Communication Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706
608-262-2543

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