Department Research Seminars 2012
(All sessions to be held in TFTV109 starting at 5:15)
Wednesday 7 November: Helen Wheatley (Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick)
“Marvellous, awesome, true-to-life, epoch-making, a new dimension”: Reconsidering the early history of colour television in Britain.
This presentation will focus on the beginnings of the colour service on BBC2 and will examine the ways in which producers and executives at the BBC imagined the introduction of colour as an extension of their public service provision. In doing so, it thinks about the possibilities of colour as both ‘spectacular’ and also ‘versimilitudinous’, and examines the forms of programming which corresponded to these categories.
Wednesday 21 November: John Mateer (TFTV)
Perceptions of Media Practitioners Working in Academia
This talk will consider how media practitioners working in Higher Education in the UK are perceived from both university and media industry perspectives. It is based a formal survey conducted from August to October, 2012.
Wednesday 5 December: Tom Cornford (TFTV)
The English Theatre Studios: Michel Saint-Denis, Joan Littlewood and Michael Chekhov
The purpose of this presentation will be to give colleagues an overview of the work I'm doing, continuing from my PhD, on the artistic and pedagogic work of the theatre studios run in this country between the mid-1930s and the mid-1960s by Saint-Denis, Littlewood and Chekhov, and their legacies and lessons for the theatre and actor training today.