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Streaming Across Borders: The Digital Single Market, Web-Based Television and the “Global” Viewer

June 4, 2015
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Streaming Across Borders: The Digital Single Market, Web-Based Television and the “Global” Viewer

Sam Ward looks under the hood of the EU’s “digital single market” initiative and finds wrenches in the machinery—geo-blocking, national-cultural specificity and more.
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Public-Service Streaming: BBC Three and the Politics of Online Engagement

May 21, 2015
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Public-Service Streaming: BBC Three and the Politics of Online Engagement

Elizabeth Evans tracks the ongoing fallout of the BBC’s plan to relocate a channel to the online-only realm.
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Monty Python’s Life of Brian, British Local Censorship, and the “Pythonesque”

May 7, 2015
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<i>Monty Python’s Life of Brian</i>, British Local Censorship, and the “Pythonesque”

Kate Egan uses the BBFC archive to consider British local censorship history through a case study of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
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Bullshit Jobs in the Creative Industries

April 23, 2015
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Bullshit Jobs in the Creative Industries

Jack Newsinger reflects on the idea of bullshit jobs in the creative industries and what this might mean for pedagogy.
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Game of Thrones: Adaptation and Fidelity in an Age of Convergence

April 9, 2015
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<i>Game of Thrones</i>: Adaptation and Fidelity in an Age of Convergence

Using the case of Game of Thrones, Iain Robert Smith considers what happens to fidelity criticism when a show goes beyond the published material and starts to “adapt” material that has been planned but not yet written by the original author.
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Screening Socialism: Television, Public Space and the Ideals of Progress

March 26, 2015
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Screening Socialism: Television, Public Space and the Ideals of Progress

Post by Sylwia Szostak, Research Associate, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University This is the third installment in the ongoing “From Nottingham and Beyond,” series, with contributions from faculty and alumni of the University of Nottingham’s Department of Culture, Film and Media.  This week’s contributor, Sylwia Szostak, completed her PhD in the department in 2014. The majority of...
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American Sniper: Silence and Fury

March 12, 2015
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<i>American Sniper</i>: Silence and Fury

Post by Debra Ramsay, Research Associate, Technologies of Memory Project, Glasgow University Following is the second installment in the series of fortnightly blogs “From Nottingham and Beyond,” featuring contributions from faculty in the University of Nottingham’s Department of Culture, Film and Media and our alumni working in higher education or media industries in the U.K. and abroad. This week’s...
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