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Television History and Criticism Spring

In the Spring Term we will be focusing on television’s interactions with our everyday lives, and
in particular considering issues of television that go beyond programmes themselves. In doing
this, we will explore topics such as channel identity, particular schedule slots, the various
locations, spaces, and uses of television, and cultural discourses around and within television
such as nostalgia and quality. We’ll ask questions about how, where and why television is
watched? What are some of the social functions of television? What is the value of television?
We will look at a range of texts, British and American, both recent and historical, and cover
areas as diverse as: football on television, quality drama, fandom studies, and television in
the pub.

(PDF Document) Click Here for the Spring Schedule

Module Leader:

Dr. Charlotte Stevens