UPDATE: [Film] Television without Borders

full name / name of organization: 
Elke Weissmann

Dear colleagues,


Apologies for cross-posting.


This is to inform colleagues that there is only one week left to register
on the early bird fee for the conference Television without Borders at
the University of Reading on 27-29 June. For more details and a
registration form see the message below. Also, there are only very few
rooms left to be booked on campus, so if you are planning to come and
stay on campus, I can recommend you register soon,


If you have any questions or would like further information, please don’t
hesitate to contact me or visit the website:




Elke Weissmann





Television Without Borders: Transfers, Translations and Transnational
An International Conference at the University of Reading, 27-29 June 2008


In the last few years, critics have proclaimed the end of television, but
television has responded to challenges relatively quickly. Globalisation
has increased the revenues of many national broadcasting institutions,
created new export markets and fostered international co-productions,
while digital technologies have been adapted and exploited to entice
those audiences back that appeared to turn to other media, most notably
the internet. The conference will explore some of these issues with
papers investigating, for example, the role of YouTube and similar sites
for the dissemination of foreign, and in particular, American product.
Some speakers will discuss economic issues at stake in relation to
transnational television, whilst others will investigate television in
the age of globalisation by examining cultural questions such as language
or music. Papers will analyse television and other media in the UK and
continental Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the Americas.


Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Michele Hilmes, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Prof. Jeffrey Miller, Augustana College
Dr Stephanie Marriott, University of Stirling
Prof. Jonathan Bignell, University of Reading

Other confirmed speakers include:

Dr Cathy Johnson, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Prof. John Sinclair, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Jeanette Steemers, University of Westminster, UK
Prof. Richard Kilborn, University of Stirling, UK
Prof. Lothar Mikos, University Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Dr. Paul Rixon, Roehampton University, UK
Dr. Darrell Newton, Salisbury University, USA
Prof. Sonje De Leeuw, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Prof. Jason Jacobs, University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Graeme Turner, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr Andreas Fickers, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Workshops and Other Events:

The conference will host a book event where Dr Andreas Fickers and Prof.
Jonathan Bignell will introduce their new edited collection A European
Television History, to be published in Autumn 2008 by Blackwell, New
York. Written with international colleagues in the European Television
History Network, the book is the first truly comparative history of
television in Europe. At the conference, Bignell and Fickers will
discuss some of the methodological challenges of comparative television
history and how the book has addressed them.

There will also be a workshop on ‘Making Lists: Developing Catalogues to
Study Television’ where academics currently attempting to expand the
canon by compiling lists of specific television genres or production
contexts will discuss their work and its usefulness for our subject.
Scholars include Dr Pat Holland (University of Bournemouth), Dr Lez Cooke
(Manchester Metropolitan University), Dr Julia Hallam (University of
Liverpool) and Dr Elke Weissmann (University of Reading).

Registration Form

1. Personal Information








2. Fees

The conference fees include coffees and lunches, a wine reception and a
conference dinner. The early fee is available until 15th May 2008.

Please fill in the appropriate line:

                                     Early fee/ late fee

Three-Day Attendance £130/ £170 _________

One-Day Attendance £ 50/ £60 _________


Three-Day Attendance £ 80/ £120 _________

One-Day Attendance £ 30/ £40 _________

If you would NOT like to attend the
conference dinner (three-day attendees
only), please take £20 pounds off
here - £ 20 _________



Please tell us how many nights you
require accommodation (0, 1, 2) one night/ two nights
(£ 41/night for Bed and Breakfast £41/ £ 82 _________

Total _________


3. Requirements

Dietary Requirements:

none vegetarian other (please
specify) ………………………


Please tick here if you require a parking space.


Please tick here if you need a receipt.


If you are a presenter, which audiovisual aids will you need?


Powerpoint DVD Video other
(please specify)





Any requirements regarding access to buildings or form of conference
material (audiovisual or print):






4. Payment Method

We accept both card payments (excluding American Express) and payments by
cheque. If you are paying by cheque, please make the cheque out to
University of Reading. Otherwise please fill in the following details:

Card Number:

Card Type:

Expiry Date:

Issue Number (if applicable):

Name as on the Card:

Authorisation Number (last 3 digits on the signature strip):

Please complete this form and send it to: Elke Weissmann, University of
Reading, Film, Theatre and Television, Bulmershe Court, Woodlands Avenue,
Reading, RG6 1HQ

Or send it by fax to: +44 (0) 118 931 8873

Or send it by email to: e.weissmann_at_reading.ac.uk



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