Welcome to my resources for TV Times module.
- This is the module outline with much of the information you will need for this module – Module guide 3004 2018 to 2019
Week 12 (30th April) Student choice of topics
- We have the computers for this session
- Writing your essay workshop
- Individual support on your essay topic.
Week 11 (9th April) Online and Live TV (Debates)
- PowerPoint: Online TV
- Notes: Online TV and Liveness NOTEs
- Seminar Tasks: Digital television and liveness
- Reading Link: Meikle, G. & Young, S. (2012) Media Convergence, Networked Digital Media in Everyday Life. Palgrave Macmillan (see pp.155-159).
- Reading Link:Barker, C. & Jane, E.A. (2016) Cultural Studies, Theory and Practice. London, Sage. (see pp.449-456).
- Audio Recording: Online tv and live tv
Week 10 (2nd April) Orientalism and TV
- PowerPoint: Orientalism and TV
- Notes: Orientalism notes
- Seminar Tasks: Orientalism seminar
- Reading Link: Kustritz, A. and kohnen, M.E.S. (2012) Decoding the Industrial and Digital City Visions of Security in Holmes’ and Sherlocks’ London IN L.E. Stein and K. Brusse (Eds.) Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom: Essay on the BBC Series. North Carolina, McFarland and Co. (see pp.98-99 on Orientalism in The Blind Banker).
- Reading Link: Caplan, P. (2005) In search of the exotic: A discussion of the BBDC2 Series Tribe. Anthropology Today. Vol. 21(2), pp. 3-7 (discussions Orientalist discourse in Tribe).
- Audio Recording: Orientalism and TV
- Useful Video: Edward Said Orientalism
Week 9 (26th March) Baudrillard and TV (including News)
- PowerPoint:Week 9 Baudrillard and news (including politics)
- Notes: Baudrillard and TV (including news) Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Seminar relating to Baudrillard
- Reading Link: Poster, M. (1998) Jean Baudrillard, Selected Writings, Oxford, Blackwell. (see pp.170-172).
- Reading Link: Longhurst, B. et al. (2017) Introducing Cultural Studies, Oxon, Routledge (see pp. 399-400 for ideas on Baudrillard).
- Audio Recording: Baudrillard & TV
- Video Recording: Baudrillard & TV
Week 8 (19th March 2019) Surveillance (Panopticon/Synopticon) and TV
- PowerPoint: Surveillance (Panoption/Synopticon) and TV
- Notes: Surveillance (Panoption/Synopticon)TV NOTES
- Seminar Tasks: Surveillance (Panopticon/Synopticon) and television
- Reading Link: Storey, J. (2018) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture.
Oxon, Routledge (see pp.135-138).
- Audio Recording: Surveillance (Panopticon/Synopticon) and TV
- Video Recording: Surveillance (Panopticon/Synopticon) and TV
Week 7: (12th March 2019) Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory, Heidegger and TV
- PowerPoint: Quantum physics, Heidegger and television
- Notes: Quantum physics, Heidegger and TV Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Seminar quantum physics and tv (includes assignment tutorials)
- Reading Link: Das, K.K. (2015) The Quantum Rules. How the Laws of Physics explain Love, Success and Everyday Life. New York, Skyhorse Publishing (see pages 212-215 and 226-229) This book is on order with the library.
- Audio Recording: Quantum physics Heidegger and TV
Week 6: Flow theory
- PowerPoint: Flow theories
- Notes: Flow Theories Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Flow Theory Seminar final
- Reading Link: Jensen, K. B. (1996) Reception as Flow IN J. Corner and S. Harvey (Eds.) The Television Times Reader. London, Arnold, (see pp.187-197).
- Audio Recording: Flow Theories
Week 5: Existentialism, nihilism and TV
- PowerPoint:Existentialism and tv noir
- Notes: Existentialism and tv noir notes
- Seminar Tasks: Existentialism seminar questions
- Reading Link: Blumenau, R. (2005) Philosophy and Living. Exeter, Imprint Academic (see pp.705-708 on existentialism)
- Audio Recording: Existentalism and tv noir
Week 4: Humour theory applied to TV
- PowerPoint: Humour theory
- Notes: Humour and comedy notes
- Seminar Tasks: Humour theory
- Reading Link: Fink, E. J. (2013) Writing the Simpsons: A Case Study of Comic Theory. A Journal of Film and Video. Vol. 65(1), pp.43-55.1 (see pp. 43-45 on the different humour theories)
- Reading Link: Berger, A. A. (1987) Humor: An Introduction. The American Behavioural Scientist. Vol. 30(3), pp. 399-408 (see superiority and incongruity theories)
- Audio Recording: Humour theory
Week 3: Superheroes and philosophy
- PowerPoint: philosophy superheroes and tv
- Notes: Superheroes and philosophy notes
- Seminar Tasks: Daredevil and morality and Q& A Morality and Superheroes
- Reading Link: Morris, T. & Morris, M. (2005) Superheroes and Philosophy, Illinois, Open Court.
- For Kant and Morality see pp.107-109
- For Utilitarianism & superheroes see pp.179-181
- For Kierkegaard & double danger see pp.163-165
- Audio Recording:Superheroes (TV) and philosophies
- Video Recording: Superheroes on TV and Philosophies
Week 2: Cruel Television
- PowerPoint: Cruel Television
- Notes: Cruel Television Notes
- Seminar Tasks: Cruel television task
- Reading Link: Smith, R. H. (2014) The Joy of Pain. Schadenfreude and the Dark side of Human Nature. Oxford, Oxford University Press. (See pages 94-98).
- Audio Recording: Cruel Television
- Link to Quiz: Cruel TV Quiz
Week 1: Cult Television
- PowerPoint: Week 1 Cult television
- Notes: Cult TV Notes
- Seminar Tasks:Cult Television
- Reading Links: Espenson, J. (2010) Playing Hard to Get, How to Write Cult TV IN S. Abbott (Ed.) The Cult TV Book. London, I.B. Tauris (see pp.45-53).
- Audio Recording: Cult Television