• Staff

    Staff

    Now that the new academic year has started, it is time for us to update the list of staff members and their expertise. Arnoud Arps (Memory, Postcolonialism, Travel, Mobility) Dr. Carolyn Birdsall  (TV History, Radio/Sound Technologies, Material Culture) Dr. Sudeep Dasgupta  (Critical Theory, Media Aesthetics) Dr. Joke Hermes  (Audiences, Feminist…

  • Participatory and Remix Cultures (research seminar)

    Participatory and Remix Cultures (research seminar)

    Toni Pape’s new course on participatory practices across media, begins with trends in contemporary art and relating these to practices of remixing popular culture. Since the 1990s, both particpatory art and digital remix practices have drawn a lot of attention from critics and audiences. In this course, we will first…

  • Media Garbage (research seminar)

    Media Garbage (research seminar)

    A new research seminar for students in the MA Television and Cross-Media Culture has started: Media Garbage. This research seminar will draw on a diverse selection of theoretical and critical writings on waste, materiality, excess, kitsch, and aesthetics to explore the interrelations between media and garbage in the era of…

  • Television as Play (research seminar)

    Television as Play (research seminar)

    Karin van Es’ seminar on television as play introduces students to new modes of audience participation. Although audience participation in television is hardly new, social media and mobile/online apps offer new and exciting ways for engaging with and around television content. In attempts to bring about what Henry Jenkins (2006)…

  • PhD defense: A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television

    PhD defense: A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television

    We have an upcoming PhD defense, to be held 17 October, 11:00 hrs at the Aula of the University of Amsterdam. Andrea Meuzelaar will defend her PhD-dissertation, titled Seeing through the Archival Prism. A History of the Representation of Muslims on Dutch Television. Since 9/11 and the murder of Theo…

  • NECSUS: Autumn 2015 ‘Vintage’ — call for submissions

    NECSUS: Autumn 2015 ‘Vintage’ — call for submissions

    Few issues are as pertinent today as the relationship between old and new, past and present, obsolescence and progress. Paradoxically, as the obsession with the new in contemporary society intensifies, so too does our interest in older technologies, styles, and artefacts. Advertising and marketing in particular have tapped into the…

  • The Cross-Media Aesthetics of Stealth (research seminar)

    The Cross-Media Aesthetics of Stealth (research seminar)

    Over the last two decades, one can observe a considerable increase in the use of (public and private) surveillance technologies. The research seminar offered by Toni Pape introduces students to one specific response to this development: stealth. As opposed to surveillance, stealth foregrounds the attempt to remain imperceptible, to stay under the…

  • Americanization and Globalization of Popular Culture (research seminar)

    Americanization and Globalization of Popular Culture (research seminar)

    One of the new seminars in the Television and Cross-Media Culture program is Jaap Kooijman’s course on “Americanization and Globalization of Popular Culture”. In this seminar students address American popular culture as it  remains dominant in western media cultures. American television series, Hollywood film, pop music, and advertisements are globally mediated.…