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TV Shorts

Critical Studies in Television: scholarly studies of small screen fictions

Editorial board: Kim Akass, Stephen Lacey, David Lavery, Janet McCabe, Robin Nelson and Rhonda V. Wilcox.

Current TV Shorts

James Bennett (London Metropolitan University) & Amy Holdsworth (University of Warwick)

Performing personality as emotion and authenticity in Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted October 2006


Steve Brie (Liverpool Hope University), "Sexing Up the Past: Thoughts
on the Function of Music in Russell T. Davies' Casanova"

Posted 19 September 2005

Deborah Jermyn (Roehampton University), "'How Does She Wear It?' Shopping with SJP and Carrie Bradshaw in the Age of Television Stardom."

Posted 25 April 2005

About TV Shorts

TV Shorts provides a unique online space for television scholars, critics, students and fans to present new research and/or initiate critical debate on contemporary television with a specific focus on fictions made for the small screen. Distinct about TV Shorts, with its open deadline, quick turnaround and immediate posting, is that it seeks to engage with the television zeitgeist, to take the pulse of contemporary culture as it were, while locating new ways of thinking and writing about television.

TV Shorts aims to establish an intellectual space where new voices are heard and fresh perspectives offered. It will train attention on pioneering areas of research and groundbreaking critical approaches to contemporary television fiction, generating lively debate as well as providing an intellectual and creative platform for thinking differently and ingeniously responding to contemporary television culture. Innovation is encouraged, intellectual curiosity demanded and difference expected.


Call for Submissions


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