Roberta ellen Pearson

Roberta ellen Pearson
University of Nottingham | Notts · Department of Culture, Film and Media

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The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes - edited by Janice M. Allan May 2019
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The editors situate the rise of transatlantic television drama within the history of transnational cultural exchange, theories of transnationalism, and scholarship on the topic within the field of media studies. They argue that broadcasting is uniquely entangled with tensions over national culture and identity to which scholars have responded with...
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A tide of high-quality television drama is sweeping the world. The new transnational television series has developed not only global appeal but innovative new modes of production, distribution, and reception. Nowhere is the transnational exchange of television drama more vital than between Britain and the United States, where it builds on more than...
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This chapter explores the emergence of two tiers of international television programs, high end and routine, and argues that the two types of content serve different functions in their import markets. The content’s cultural and temporal proximity to the import market determines the uses made of it by broadcasters as they attempt to appeal to their...
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Fan studies began as a celebration of popular resistance to the hegemonic order, and although it has broadened its remit since those days, some of its initial assumptions still linger. This chapter explores three neglected fandoms that skew more male, older, high culture, and affirmational than those previously subject to scholarly investigation an...
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Editorial for "Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and the Great Game," edited by Betsy Rosenblatt and Roberta Pearson, special issue, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 23 (March 15, 2017).
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This chapter argues that the Sherlock Holmes character has occupied a central position in popular culture for over a century, but has been relegated to the margins of media studies by the external and internal forces that structure the field’s research. Why do we hear of Sherlock everywhere in the media but, until very recently, have heard of Sherl...
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In May 2012 The Guinness Book of World Records announced that Having been depicted on screen 254 times… Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, has been awarded a world record for the most portrayed literary human character in film & TV…Through a combination of films, television series, dramas and documentaries, Sherlock’s ap...
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In March 2014, the BBC announced the closure of its youth oriented digital channel BBC3. Director General Tony Hall provided an explanation for this radical and unprecedented decision in the popular tabloid newspaper, The Daily Mirror.
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This collection investigates the relationship between contemporary screen narratives and their varied contexts of production, circulation and reception, exploring storytelling practices across a range of different media and national and institutional sites. While convergence and globalisation blur the boundaries between media and nations, it is sti...
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The emergence of digital modes of content creation and distribution, combined with the domestication of Internet technology and digital consumption devices, has led to the digital integration of the production and circulation of narrative content across media. An accompanying industrial shift towards conglomeration has led to horizontally integrate...
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Fictional television, especially from the allegorical genre of science fiction, frequently offers commentary on contemporary events, inviting us to read a single episode as a critique of current affairs. However, Roberta Pearson cautions us not to decontextualize an episode from the larger scope of a series and its established characters and relati...
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Bennett's Television Personalities undertakes the first comprehensive examination of those recurring and familiar faces that front lifestyle and light entertainment programming around the world—the medium's Jamie Olivers and Simon Cowells. Television personalities are not merely presenters but rather "those who develop a 'televisual image'" based o...
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This essay traces the profound impact of the digital revolution upon fandom, looking particularly at debates within the fan and acafan communities. It argues that fans have always been at the forefront of media industry transformations, summarizes some of the common themes emerging in the debate, and considers the wider implications for the reconfi...
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Great BritonsIn Search of ShakespeareNoteReferences and Further Reading
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By 2001, producer and programme had become inseparable; writers, agents and United Paramount Network's target demographic of younger viewers were said to be attracted not just by Buffy but by Joss Whedon's high-profile public image. The thirty years between the publication of Muriel Cantor's 1971 book, The Hollywood TV Producer: His Work and His Au...
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Vanishing Americans - racial and ethnic issues in the interpretation and context of post-war "pro-Indian" westerns, Steve Neale photographing the Indian, Edward Buscombe the professional western - south of the border, Noel Carroll wider horizons, Doug Fairbanks and nostalgic primitivism, Gaylyn Studlar "Our country" whose country? the "Americanizat...
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Cet article utilise le mode intertextuel pour aborder la question controversee de la reception historique, en considerant les facons selon lesquelles certains groupes de lecteurs hypothetiques ont donne sens a de Francesca da Rimini (1908) de la Vitagraph, film reposant sur cinq vers de Dante. Les auteurs cherchent a demontrer qu’en ajoutant le mod...
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MADISON AVENUE? ADVERTISING IN THE '90s by Martin Mayer (Boston: Little, Brown, 1991—$22.95, ISBN 0-316- 55154-6, 269 pp.) THE CODES OF ADVERTISING: FETISHISM AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MEANING IN THE CONSUMER SOCIETY by Sut Jhally (New York: Routledge, 1990—price not given, paper, ISBN 0-415-90353-X, 225 pp.) ROCK AROUND THE...
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David L. Paletz, Roberta E. Pearson, and Donald L. Willis' Politics in Public Service Advertising on Television (New York: Praeger Special Studies, 1977—price not given, but about $12.00)
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Typescript. Thesis (Ph.D.)--New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 1987. Bibliography: leaves 325-331.

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