University of Salford International Media Festival

This November the Salford International Media Festival at Media City provides a vibrant forum for media stakeholders to debate the current climate and play an influential role in shaping the future of the sector. The Festival builds on the rich history of the Nations & Regions Media Conference, widened now to provide a platform forContinue reading “University of Salford International Media Festival”

Intetain 2014: Comedy and interactive technologies

My next paper is at the Intetain 6th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment conference at Columbia College Chicago in July 2014. The conference theme is distributed creativity – Creativity is a widely accepted concept loosely referred to as a resource or a capacity to bring about ideas and visions transformed into a bodyContinue reading “Intetain 2014: Comedy and interactive technologies”

Create at Salford Festival

A free, family-friendly arts and media festivalCreate at Salford 2014 is a showcase for the best creative work from the University of Salford’s School of Arts and Media students – with special input from our closest industry partners and friends. The festival runs from 12-14 June at MediaCityUK and the programme features original theatre productions,Continue reading “Create at Salford Festival”

Carnivalising Pop: Music Festival Cultures: a one-day symposium at the University of Salford

Come and mark the start of the festival season at our Carnivalising Pop Symposium at the UNiversity of Salford organised by George McKay and featuring Gina Arnold, Alan Lodge and other researchers in the field of music festivals, as well as researchers from the arena concerts project coordinated by Benjamin Halligan, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, Nicola SpelmanContinue reading “Carnivalising Pop: Music Festival Cultures: a one-day symposium at the University of Salford”

Salford University School of Arts and Media Graduate Prog talk 7th May: Martin Hall on the Violence of Things and Hannah Arendt

  Media City UK (Salford University Campus): Room 2.07. 3pm-4pm. All welcome The Violence of Things Things and their images can carry complex, pre-verbal meanings that derive their valency from not being spoken. For example, the rich public archive of Buddhist iconography in Sri Lanka may, simultaneously, convey the principles of non-violence and also theContinue reading “Salford University School of Arts and Media Graduate Prog talk 7th May: Martin Hall on the Violence of Things and Hannah Arendt”

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE 2014

CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE 2014 Date: Monday 17-Tuesday 18 November 2014 Venue: University of Salford, MediacityUK, Salford, Manchester. The theme of the Challenging Media Landscapes conference is Exploring Media Choice and Freedom. It is hosted and organized by the University of Salford at MediacityUK and is part of the five day 2014 International Media Festival,Continue reading “UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD CHALLENGING MEDIA LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE 2014”

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 willContinue reading “Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy”

Celebrity Studies Conference Exhibition Announced

I’m speaking at the Celebrity Studies Conference at Royal Holloway, University of London in June 2014 on Jane Fonda and “acceptable ageing” in the popular media as part of the Lasting Stars panel. The line up is looking very exciting, with a recently announced specially curated exhibition by renowned celebrity photographer Caranthia West’s work, whose intimateContinue reading “Celebrity Studies Conference Exhibition Announced”

Salford Arts and Media Post-Graduate Talks: Ridiculumus’ Total Football // Voice and Joy Division

Two great talks in our Arts and Media Post-graduate Talks series: Wednesday 27 November, 3pm, MediaCityUK / Salford Uni building; room 2.20; 3-4pm   Internal Speaker: Dr Richard Talbot Devising Ridiculusmus’ Total Football: a schematic reading of performance process This talk critically reflects on a series of drawings created during the devising process for Ridiculumus’Continue reading “Salford Arts and Media Post-Graduate Talks: Ridiculumus’ Total Football // Voice and Joy Division”

Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference, Queen Mary, University of London. Nov 2nd 2013

A little late on this one, but it looks great. Organised by Julie Lobalzo-Wright and Adrian Garvey. Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference Saturday, 2 November 2013 at Queen Mary, University of London Supported by Living British Cinema Keynote speakers: Dr. Melanie Bell (Newcastle University) and Dr. Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England) WhileContinue reading “Exploring British Film and Television Stardom Conference, Queen Mary, University of London. Nov 2nd 2013”