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Media Screen Roundup – November 2013

The monthly roundup of film and television publications compiled by Simon Baker, Institute of Historical Research, & published here at the BUFVC by Linda Kaye.

It never ceases to amaze me how articles and chapters on film or television can be discovered in the least obvious books. Part of the reason for starting Media Screen Roundup was the difficulty in keeping up with moving image research in dedicated journals such as the Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television and missing other interesting ones that slip through the net.

To prove the point, there are three interesting chapters “buried” in collective volumes. The first, Robinson Charley: The Ideological Underpinnings of Atlantic History by Sheryl Kroen appears in Biography and the Black Atlantic edited by Lisa A. Lindsey. Not an obvious title for finding an interesting article on the Charley animated character created by the COI to promote, amongst other things, the National Health Service and new towns. The volume, The Moral Panics of Sexuality, edited by Breanne Fahs, contains a chapter on the TV series Glee by Sarah Flett Prior. And there’s also a chapter on 1950s films about the British North African Campaign in British Cultural memory and the Second World War edited by Lucy Noakes and Juliette Pattinson.

For those who remember Jeremy Paxman’s relentless questioning of Michel Howard, there’s an article on extended repetitions in political news interviews.

Also of interest is Lisa Stead’s article on the fictionalised accounts of women’s cinema going in Winifred Holtby’s novels.

Lastly, there is an intriguing account of the use of Star Trek in the teaching of history by John Putman in, To Boldly Go Where No History Teacher Has Gone Before, which covers such topics as post-World War II history, race and gender relations, and the AIDS epidemic.

Media Screen Roundup (Nov 2013) IHR-BUFVC (121KB PDF)

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