Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy

I’m very excited to be speaking on the plenary at the Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy event on Friday April 4 2014 | 9am–7pm (including drinks reception)at the University of Roehampton, London

Plenary Speakers: Kim Akass, Janet McCabe, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs,
Beatriz Oria and Professor Mandy Merck

2014 will mark ten years since the final episode of Sex and the City (HBO 1998–2004) was broadcast. During the programme’s six seasons, and throughout the decade following its finale, Sex and the City has continued to be recognised as one of the most contentious and cherished series in recent television history, having tapped into a zeitgeist consumed by postfeminism
to become a cultural touchstone. Embraced and vilified with unforgettable vehemence by audiences, critics and the media, this conference will explore the ways in which the impact of SATC and its ‘afterlife’ continues to be felt
across popular culture and in a television marketplace that is hugely indebted to the way the series rewrote the boundaries of the medium.

Early bird* rate: £40 | Full rate: £50
Student rate: £20 up until Friday 28 February 2014, £25 thereafter
*Early bird rate is available up until Friday 28 February 2014
Lunch, refreshments and a drinks reception are included in the rate

To book your place please go to and select “Conferences”

For further information please contact Julia Noyce, or 020 8392 3698.

For academic enquiries please contact
Dr. Deborah Jermyn at

Published by kirstyfairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Reader in Screen Studies at the School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of Manchester Jazz Festival. She has published widely on popular culture and am the co-editor of The Music Documentary: Acid Rock to Electropop (Routledge), The Arena Concert: Music, Media and Mass Entertainment (Bloomsbury) and Music/Video: Forms, Aesthetics, Media. New York, (Bloomsbury) and author of the forthcoming Beyoncé: Celebrity Feminism and Popular Culture (I.B Tauris) and co-author of American Cinema: A Contemporary Introduction (Palgrave). Her work has been published in Senses of Cinema, Feminist Media Studies, SERIES and Celebrity Studies journals and she has made several television and radio appearances. Kirsty has lectured internationally on popular culture, feminism and representations of women most notably at The Royal College of Music, Stockholm, The University of Copenhagen, Second City, Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, Middle Tennessee State University, Unisinos Brazil and Bucknell University, Pennsylvania. She has significant experience in international partnership development, particularly in North America and developed the Salford Popular Culture Conference series with international partner universities, including I’ll See You Again in 25 Years, Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult Television: A Two Day International Conference (University of Salford, May 2015) and Mad Men: The Conference (Middle Tennessee State University, May 2016) and Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince, a three day international academic conference hosted by the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA.

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