• MA: Television and Cross-Media Culture

    MA: Television and Cross-Media Culture

    If you are interested in studying contemporary media culture from a critical perspective, then the Master’s programme Television and Cross-Media Culture is what you’re looking for. The programme  offers the tools to understand and to evaluate the ongoing transformation of media culture and its impact on culture, politics and everyday…

  • New article “Sensing the Opaque: Seriality and the Aesthetics of Televisual Form”

    New article “Sensing the Opaque: Seriality and the Aesthetics of Televisual Form”

    Our colleague Sudeep Dasgupta has just published an article entitled “Sensing the Opaque: Seriality and the Aesthetics of Televisual Form.” In this article, Sudeep responds to the recent abundance of media scholarship in textual analyses of narrative complexity. The focus on narrative meaning-making, he argues, risks ignoring the material presence…

  • New book “Nocturnal Fabulations”

    New book “Nocturnal Fabulations”

    We are happy to announce the publication of the book Nocturnal Fabulations, co-authored by Érik Bordeleau, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski and our colleague Toni Pape. Nocturnal Fabulations is a collective engagement with the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This project, which proposes a collaboration across two practices: cinema and writing, is animated…

  • First GAME LAB on Feb 17, 2-5pm

    First GAME LAB on Feb 17, 2-5pm

    We are happy to announce the first GAME LAB, a forum to play and think about videogames together. The first meeting will take place on Friday, February 17, from 2-5pm in room 0.16 (BG1). In our first meeting, we will chat briefly about what we all want to get out of…

  • The Power of Cross-media Practices in SKAM

    The Power of Cross-media Practices in SKAM

    At the end of last year, many television critics noticed the exceptional success of a small Norwegian cross-media programme called Skam. The New York Times and Dazed published articles on the show; the Guardian even published two (see here and here). This attention comes at the heels of the show’s…

  • Takes on Trump

    Takes on Trump

    The election of Donald Trump has caused a quasi-endless stream of commentary, with a specific focus on the failure of the media to anticipate Trump’s success. In no time, the filter bubble  and fake news became household concepts. But media scholars have more to add to the debate than these two ideas. We…

  • CFP: Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age

    CFP: Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age

    Ubiquitous Cinema – Education, Mobility, and Storytelling in the Digital Age   Call for Papers   Beijing, Beijing Film Academy, April 27-29, 2017   Beijing Film Academy, China Film Education Research Centre, in cooperation with the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), University of Amsterdam   Convenors: Liu Jun, Jeroen…

  • New book out: ‘Youth Cultures in China’

    New book out: ‘Youth Cultures in China’

    What does it mean to be young in a country that is changing so fast? What does it mean to be young in a place ruled by one Party, during a time of intense globalization and exposure to different cultures? This fascinating and informative book explores the lives of Chinese…

  • ‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out

    ‘Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies’ is out

    Actor-Network Theory has been hotly debated within the humanities and social sciences for more than a decade now. It has also had an influence on media studies, but this was scattered across different sites. Markus Spöhrer and Beate Ochnser have now edited a book that brings Actor-Network Theory and media…

  • Master Class with Paddy Scannell 9 December 2016

    Master Class with Paddy Scannell 9 December 2016

    In December, our Cross-Media Research seminar, together with RMES (the Dutch Research School for Media Studies), organizes a Master Class with distinguished media scholar Paddy Scannell on ‘Media Events: Past, Present and Future’. When? Friday 9 December 2016, 10-13h Where? Vondelzaal (UBA), Singel 425, University of Amsterdam For? PhD Candidates and RMa Students Credits? 1…