5th Annual Conference Report

Kate O’Riordan In 2003 the annual MeCCSA conference was held on the University of Sussex campus just outside Brighton, UK. The University of Sussex, the conference chair (Dr Sally R Munt) and MeCCSA clearly worked hard to develop a stimulating conference in comfortable surroundings. This paid off and the conference was a really enjoyable event …Continue Reading

Panels and Screenings

Postgraduate Network Panel: Women – History/Representation/Technology Venue: Ground floor room, MHAC Building (room TBC) Time/day: 2-3.15pm, Thursday 6 January Angela Smith (University of Sunderland) First Wave feminism and British widows of the First World War Vicky Ball ( Queen Margaret University College) Excess and Containment: The British female ensemble drama Helen Thornham (University of Ulster) …Continue Reading

Accepted Papers

David Hesmondhalgh (Open University) Bourdieu, media production and the cultural industries Lincoln Geraghty (University of Nottingham) ‘Realities…blending as one’: Film Texts and Intertexts in the Star Trek/X-Men Crossover Comics Feona Attwood (Sheffield Hallam University) Reading the readers: representing the consumption of sexually explicit media Agnes Gulyas (Canterbury Christ Church University College) Are Corporate Forms a …Continue Reading

MeCCSA 5th Annual Conference and AGM

MeCCSA 5th Annual Conference and AGM University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, Friday 19 – Sunday 21 December 2003 EXTENSION TO CALL FOR PAPERS: FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER Residential rates £150 – £300. 50% of accommodation is en-suite, first come – first served! Keynote speakers include: Elizabeth Grosz (Rutgers, USA), Elihu Katz (Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Annenberg …Continue Reading

Accepted papers

‘Blair’s Babes’ and the Body Politic: Women, Democracy and Media-ted Representation in the 1997 British General Election Charlotte Adcock Keywords: Women, representation, democracy, newspapers, journalism, public sphere politics Framing Gulf War 2 : a preliminary assessment of the coverage of the Iraq war in British television reporting. Daniele Albertazzi Keywords: ITV, BBC, GULF WAR 2 …Continue Reading

Information for delegates

Programme    Timetable Confirmation of booking On receipt of your booking form and payment we will send you a confirmation letter. This will include arrival arrangements and details of your accommodation together with a map of the University campus. Cancellations Cancellation of your registration must be made in writing to: MeCCSA 2003 Conference Secretariat CASA SciTech …Continue Reading


Teleology on Television: Wildlife Programmes Aldridge, Meryl Panel Discussion – the Current State of Audience Research Barker, Martin The Heroine – Feminist Encounters in the 21st Century Bennion-Nixon, Lee-Jane The ‘Virtual Real’: Cyberspace Challenges Cultural Studies Beynon, John Reality television does not exist Bourdon, Jerome Sex, Drugs and Role Models: Masculinity, the Sporting Celebrity and …Continue Reading


Wednesday 18 December 1.00 – 2.00 Arrival and Registration 2.00 – 3.15 Plenary Session: The Media and 11 September Eve-Anne Prentice and Stuart Allan 3.15 – 3.30 Tea 3.30 – 5.15 Panels A: Audiences Kate Egan, Kaoruko Kondo Religion in the Media Mike King, William Taylor, Mo Dodson Politics and the Media 1 Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, …Continue Reading

MeCCSA 4th Annual Conference

MeCCSA 4th Annual Conference University of Reading, 18 – 20 December 2002 Click here for map The annual conference provides members (and non-members) with the opportunity to meet each other and discuss common professional and academic concerns – as well as to wind down after a hard term! MeCCSA’s AGM will also take place during …Continue Reading

2008 MeCCSA Postgraduate Conference

110 delegates attended the event, including 90 national and International postgraduate students and 20 academic members of staff. Over 70 research papers were presented and a diverse menu of workshops was offered for delegates to choose from. This ranged from ‘Academic CV Writing’ and ‘Interview Techniques’ skills training, provided by the Careers, Development and Employment …Continue Reading

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