Category Archives: film

The first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now open access

The first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is now available open access. This includes my piece Unpicking the Musical City. Advertisements

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First issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

I received a copy of the first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies in the post today (its out in advance of its 2014 publication date). It’s really nicely produced and looks like its going to be a … Continue reading

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A review of Teaching Politics Beyond the Book

Caroline Varin has reviewed Teaching Politics Beyond the Book: Film, Texts and New Media in the Classroom. Robert edited by W. Glober and Daniel Tagliarina for the LSE Impact blog. The book explores how alternative resources – from film, music, … Continue reading

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Friday Unpolished Papers seminar series

My colleague Gareth Millington has put together a new seminar series. The Friday Unpolished Papers are intended to be works in progress, its a space for people to try out ideas or to have a practice at conference presentations etc. … Continue reading

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Richard Hoggart: Virtue and Reward

Last week I read Fred Inglis’ new biography Richard Hoggart: Virtue and Reward. It’s a really revealing piece of work. Inglis has kept it short and punchy, the book is 250 pages and its focus on the key moments works … Continue reading

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Will Self on Mark Kermode…and on the future of literature/film reviewing and criticism

Will Self has reviewed Mark Kermode’s recent book Hatchet Job. He uses his review of this book on film criticism to open up some questions about the future of cultural criticism. The problem being that the changing medium makes the … Continue reading

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Popular Culture, Media & Society (my undergraduate module)

This summer I’ve spent quite a bit of time reflecting on my undergraduate module ‘Popular Culture, Media & Society’. It’s a year-long second year module that I co-ordinate, I also do most of the teaching on it (I’m doing 15 … Continue reading

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