Helen Wheatley wins 2021 BAFTSS award for 'Best Journal Article'
Professor Helen Wheatley has won the award for 'Best Journal Article 2021' at the annual conference of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) for the article 'Haunted Television: Trauma and the Specter in the Archive', published in JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, 59 (3), pp.69-80. The BAFTSS panel said that the article 'offers a consistently engaging, thought-provoking and timely reflection on the framing of media figures such as Jimmy Savile as specters "haunting" the television archive. Relying on enlightening textual analyses from a wide range of documentaries and dramas, it convincingly explores the constant reappearance of this spectral figure and the ways these programmes work through the traumas and hidden histories that it represents.'
For more on this year's BAFTSS awards, see: https://www.baftss.org/awards-2021