A series of talks exploring media, culture and identity
Delivered by high-profile academics and practitioners, Liverpool Screen School Research Seminar is an interdisciplinary series of talks that explores the content, operation and impact of the media (both traditional and new). Speakers also explore the role of culture and identity in shaping public policy at local, national and international levels, as well as research methods in creative disciplines.
A key aim of this series is to enhance dialogue and research collaboration among academic staff and postgraduate students, primarily, but not exclusively, within Liverpool Screen School. Academics and students from other universities are also very welcome to attend the Liverpool Screen School Research Seminar.
On 30 January 2019, Professor Andrew McStay presented talk on Emotiveillance: Smart Advertising, Retail and the Privacy Problem.
On 2 May 2018, Dr Joyce Goggin presented a talk on Everything is Awesome: The LEGO Movie and the Affective Potential of Cuteness
On 25 April 2018, Dr Sharon Lockyer presented a talk on Stand-up Comedy as Disability Activism? Exploring the Creative Political Possibilities
On 22 November 2017, Dr Gareth White presented a talk on Dialectics of Participation: Meaning in the Midst of Performance
On 8 February 2017, Professor Brian Winston presented a talk on Editorial Function in the Age of Digital 'Interactivity'. How real the redistribution of editorial power is (or can be) was the focus of this talk.
On 2 November 2016, Professor Gillian Doyle presented a talk onThe UK Film Council: lessons for policy from the rise and demise of an iconic screen support agency. Her talk examined how the UKFC’s sense of strategic direction was determined, how and why the balance of objectives it pursued changed over time and what these shifts tell us about the nature of film policy and the challenges facing bodies that are charged with enacting it in the 21st century.
The Liverpool Screen School Research Seminar kicked off on 9 May with a talk from Professor Gillian Youngs. Her talk titled Creativity in the Digital Economy: Opportunities and risks, discussed creativity and examined how creativity is becoming mainstreamed in the digital economy in ways that extend beyond the creative industries framework.
All Liverpool Screen School Research Seminar events take place in Liverpool at LJMU’s Redmonds Building.
The Liverpool Screen School Research Seminar takes place at the Redmonds Building.