Capitalism, Crime and Media Conference
University of Winchester, 22 April 2016
One of the distinctive features of the new century is the centrality of media and processes of mediation in our experience and understanding of social reality. The Department of Applied Social Studies and the School of Media and Film at the University of Winchester are hosting an interdisciplinary conference to explore this development in relation to our understanding of contemporary social realities - particularly processes relating to capitalism, crime and processes of criminal justice.
For more information please visit: https://capitalismcrimemedia.wordpress.com
Former Film student set for world premiere
A former University of Winchester student has directed and produced a feature documentary that premiered at the second biggest film festival in the world. William Westaway's documentary
The Writer With No Hands was shown at Canada's HotDocs Festival in Toronto in April 2015. The festival had a star-studded line-up including Simon Pegg's zombie film and a documentary about
Star Trek's George Takei.
School of Media & Film contributes to zombie book
Staff in the School of Media and Film edited and contributed to a collection on zombies in popular culture.
The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture (published by Palgrave in Nov. 2014) was edited by Marcus Leaning (Head of the School of Media and Film), Laura Hubner (Senior Lecturer in Media and Film Studies) and Paul Manning (Reader in Media Sociology). It contains chapters by the editors and other staff in the School including Steven Allen, Jane Dipple and Fran Mason.
The book examines zombie culture across a range of media and practices including films, video games, music, social media, literature and fandom.
Find out more about the book.