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Dr Paul Grainge - Workshop Co-ordinator

Paul Grainge is Associate Professor in the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on contemporary film and media culture, with specialist interests in memory, branding, and the entertainment industry. He is the author of Brand Hollywood: Selling Entertainment in a Global Media Age (Routledge, 2008) and Monochrome Memories: Nostalgia and Style in Retro America (Praeger, 2002). He is also the editor of Memory and Popular Film (Manchester UP, 2003) and co-editor of Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader (Edinburgh UP, 2007).  His articles have appeared in journals including Screen, Cultural Studies, American Studies, The Journal of American Studies and The International Journal of Cultural Studies. He is the principal co-ordinator of the Ephemeral Media workshop

Professor Roberta Pearson - Organizing Committee

Roberta Pearson is Professor of Film and Television Studies and Director of the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. She has a wide portfolio of research interests which include historical and contemporary American television, early American cinema and Shakespeare as cultural icon. Her ten published books include:
editor, Reading Lost: Perspectives on a hit television show (London: I.B. Tauris, 2008); co-editor, Cult Television (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004); co-editor, Critical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory (London: Routledge, 2001); co-author, Reframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993); author, Eloquent Gestures: The Transformation of Performance Style in the Griffith Biograph Films (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992). She has published more than seventy single or co-authored essays in edited collections and journals. 

Dr Jacob Smith - Organizing Committee

Jacob Smith is a Lecturer in the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. His book, Vocal Tracks: Performance and Sound Media (University of California Press 2008) is an examination of the styles of vocal performance that developed in tandem with sound media technologies. He has also published articles on media history and performance in journals such as Film Quarterly, Film Criticism, Television and New Media, Velvet Light Trap and Journal of Popular Music Studies

Dr Elizabeth Evans - Organizing Committee

Elizabeth Evans is lecturer in film and television studies in the Institute of Film of Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests include television audiences, transmedia storytelling and the impact of new media technologies on engagement with televisual content. Her research has been published in Media, Culture and Society.

John-Paul Kelly - Organizing Committee

John-Paul Kelly is a doctoral student in the Institute of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham and is the deputy articles editor for Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies. His main research interests include contemporary American Television, branding, media technologies and post-network TV distribution. His current thesis is titled ‘New Media Flow: temporality, distribution, and narrative form in post-network TV’. Recent conference papers include:

‘Sky Vs. Virgin: the battle of the brands’, TV Without Borders, University of Reading, June 2008.
‘Branding Subscription TV: the promotional discourse of Lost and Sarah ConnorFlow, University of Austin, Texas, October 2008. [Upcoming]