UPDATE: [General] Journeys Across Media 2008: Authenticity?

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Lucy Fife
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Reality, Reliability & Access in Performance and Media

Friday 11 April 2008

Department of Film, Theatre & Television â€" University of Reading

Supported by the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments(SCUDD)
and the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

What do we really mean when we say something is authentic? How important
are questions of authenticity to our engagement with media texts,
performance and institutions? As a concept, authenticity remains imprecise
despite its frequent association with many aspects of film, theatre,
television and new media. JAM 2008, the sixth annual conference for
postgraduates run by postgraduates at the Department of Film, Theatre and
Television, will explore and interrogate the idea of ‘authenticity’ in
film, theatre, television and new media from a variety of approaches and

KEYNOTE: Life after PhD

Simone Knox, Tom Brown & Ian Banks (University of Reading)

A panel of early career academics and practitioners discuss their
experiences of postgraduate research and the transition into their
respective careers

Panels will include the following themes and issues:
• Spectatorship
• Point of view
• Engagement
• Performance
• Authorship
• Cross-media work
• Genre
• translating and adapting

Registration deadline: Friday 29 February 2008

The conference fee is £7.50 per delegate.

Please see our website,
http://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/pg-research/ftt-pgrjam.asp for further
information, including registration forms and details of a small number of
travel bursaries.

For any other enquiries email Lucy Fife & Reina-Marie Loader at

Journeys Across Media (JAM) is an annual one-day interdisciplinary
conference organised by and for postgraduate students. It provides a
discussion forum for current and developing research in film, theatre,
television and ‘new media’. Previous delegates have welcomed the
opportunity to gain experience of presenting their work, at different
stages of development, in the active, friendly and supportive research
environment of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading.
Non-presenting delegates are also very welcome.

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