Coming soon….Mad Men: The Conference. May 2016. Middle Tennessee State University and The University of Salford.

Mad Men the Conference. Middle Tennessee State University, USA and the University of Salford, UK will host an international conference on the AMC series in May 2016 (dates TBA) in Murfreesboro, Tenneessee. Prof David Lavery, Prof Jane Marcellus (MTSU), Dr Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs, Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Anthony Smith (Salford)–co-conveners. CFP forthcoming. E-mail david.lavery@mtsu.edu to join … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Conference at The University of Salford. I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV’. University of Salford, 21-22 May 2015

Our conference I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV’. School of Arts and Media at The University of Salford, 21-22 May 2015 went very well indeed. The quality of the papers was excellent and the two days saw a fascinating and diverse set of readings … Continue reading

Programme for the two-day “I’ll See you in 25 years”: Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV conference to be held at the University of Salford, 21-22 May.

Registration is still open for the two-day “I’ll See you in 25 years”: Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV conference to be held at the University of Salford, 21-22 May. Registration details can be found here (deadline: 17 May): http://shop.salford.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&depti%20%3E%20d=2&catid=232&prodvarid=212 Programme details for the conference can be found below. Please also note that colleagues … Continue reading

Social Media and Feminism #SoMeFem event 6th March University of Salford at Media City UK

I was thrilled to be a keynote speaker at the Social Media and Feminism event organised by the British Psychological Society to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 6th at the University of Salford’s Media City campus. The day saw a wide range of inter-disciplinary talks from feminists from the fields of psychology, sociology and media … Continue reading

Beyonce, Feminism and Pop Culture

More shameless self-promotion I’m afraid. I recently gave a lecture at KMH Royal College of Music Stockholm on Beyonce, Feminism and Pop Culture. My talk explored how Beyoncé embodies the tensions between the media and feminist, black feminist and post-feminist voices in popular culture. It examined Beyoncé’s music and imagery in popular culture and explored … Continue reading

Call for Papers “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV” A two-day international conference. School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK 21st- – 22nd May 2015

I’m excited to announce the Call for Papers for “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV” This event is a two-day international conference held at the School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK on the 21st- – 22nd May 2015 Confirmed keynote speakers … Continue reading

I Woke Up Like This? Beyonce and pop feminism.

I’m excited to be lecturing to students at the Royal College of Music Stockholm in December on Beyonce and pop feminism. My lecture at KMH will consider how Beyonce epitomises the tensions between the media and issues of feminist, black feminist, and post-feminist voices in popular culture. It examines Beyonce’s music and imagery in popular … Continue reading

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 for … Continue reading

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 body … Continue reading

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