A day-long research symposium that assesses the past, present, and future of Television Studies

Generation(s) of Television Studies was a day-long symposium that took place on Friday April 12, 2013 at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Pictures from the day’s events are available online at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ugagrady/sets/72157633232540372/

Charlotte Howell wrote a  wonderful recap of the day’s events. That can be read here:



Tweet the Symposium with hashtag #tvsymposium
Friday, April 12, 2013 at The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Television studies first arose in the era of three broadcast networks. But the massive changes today due to the convergence of video and digital technologies call into question what television is and what it should aspire to. Television studies is changing apace to address these issues, and this symposium points television studies in new directions.

The symposium also marks the contributions to television studies of Dr. Horace Newcomb (Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabodys, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia), who is the current Director of the George Foster Peabody Awards. The academic year 2012-2013 is Dr. Newcomb’s last year as an active faculty member.

Scholars and graduate students of television studies from across the country are welcome to attend.

The program consists of morning research workshops with presenters and graduate students, and an afternoon program of scholarly presentations followed by a catered reception.

There is no charge to attend. However, preregistration is required. More information will be available by early February 2013.

Presenters include:

Dr. Thomas Schatz, Professor; Mrs. Mary Gibbs Jones Centennial Chair in
Communication, Department of Radio/Television/Film, University of Texas
at Austin

Dr. James Hay, Professor of Media and Cinema Studies, Institute of
Communications Research, Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory,
University of Illinois

Dr. David Thorburn, Professor of Literature; Director, MIT Communications
Forum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Amanda Lotz, Associate Professor, Department of Communication
Studies, University of Michigan

Dr. Jeffrey P. Jones, Associate Professor; Director, Institute of
Humanities, Old Dominion University

Dr. Alisa Perren, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Georgia State University


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