New revised paperback edition available: The American President in Film and Television

«In the age of Trump, cinema’s relationship to politics has become more important than ever. In Frame’s brilliant book, the way presidents – real and fictional – have been portrayed on film becomes almost a playbook for the rise and conduct of the forty-fifth chief executive.» (Ian Scott, author of «American Politics in Hollywood Film») … Continue reading

Book launch: new edition of The American President in Film and Television

The new, revised edition of The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation by Gregory Frame will be launched at the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre in Bangor on Wednesday 31 January 2018. The launch will include a screening of The American President (dir. Rob Reiner) at 5:30pm introduced by the author.

Book launch for Children’s Media and Modernity and Wallace & Gromit screening

Children’s Media and Modernity: Film, Television and Digital Games by Ewan Kirkland will be launched on Friday 20 October at 11 am at the Duke of York’s Picture House in Brighton. The event will include a screening of Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and an introduction by author Dr Kirkland. Throughout the modern … Continue reading

Cara Courage interviewed on the Today programme

    Cara Courage, editor of The Archers in Fact and Fiction: Academic Analyses of Life in Rural Borsetshire, has been interviewed on Radio 4’s Today programme about the Academic Archers 2017 conference. Please click here to listen (the interview is at 1h 43m 22s).   If you have ever wondered about the ethical implications of Dr … Continue reading

Becoming Vampire published

Becoming Vampire is an interdisciplinary study of how the figure of the vampire in the twenty-first century has been used to create and define difference, not as either a positive or negative attribute, but as a catalyst for change and the exploration of new identity positions. Whilst focusing on the films Let Me In and … Continue reading

Author Gregory Frame speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Gregory Frame, author of The American President in Film and Television, will be speaking about his research at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Saturday 8 October: From The West Wing to Independence Day, fictional US presidents are everywhere on screen. Do they have any actual bearing on our understanding of the presidency, or the United … Continue reading

New Perspectives on Irish TV Series published

Within the growing field of television studies, little work has yet been done on the Irish context. This volume aims to fill this gap by offering new and compelling studies of contemporary Irish TV series. Fictional TV series, which constitute an autonomous genre within the broader cultural phenomenon of TV broadcasting, are explored here as … Continue reading

New publication: Family and Dysfunction in Contemporary Irish Narrative and Film

Institutionalized through religious, moral and political discourses, the family has become an icon of Irish culture. Historically, the influence of the Church and the State fostered the ideal of a nuclear family based on principles of Catholic morality, patriarchal authority, heterosexuality and hierarchy, which acted as the cornerstone of Irish society. However, in recent decades … Continue reading

Gregory Frame’s ‘The American President in Film and Television’ shortlisted for BAFTSS Best Book Award

The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation by Gregory Frame has been shortlisted for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Book Award. The award ceremony will take place at the association’s annual conference, which will be held 14-16 April 2016 at the University of Reading. Congratulations to … Continue reading

Mothers on Mothers published

From Supernanny to Gilmore Girls, from Katie Price to Holly Willoughby, a wide range of examples of mothers and motherhood appear on television today. Drawing on questionnaires completed by mothers across the UK, this book sheds new light on the varied and diverse ways in which expectant, new and existing mothers make sense of popular … Continue reading

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