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Boardroom, 99 North Street

October 2018

Film Studies Speaker Series: Zoë Shacklock (St. Andrews) Kinaesthetic Empathy and Contemporary Television

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Much of the rhetoric surrounding contemporary television is concerned with what it is not: not tied to a weekly schedule, not grounded within national borders, not caught in the regulatory demands of broadcast networks, and indeed, perhaps, not television at all. Yet such negative definitions obscure the way that the structure, meaning, and impact of these prestige programmes continues to revolve around features that have always been fundamentally televisual. In this paper I explore how contemporary ‘quality television’ places the…

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