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Television aesthetics, media and cultural studies and the contested realm of the social (2016)
Journal Article
Zborowski, J. (2016). Television aesthetics, media and cultural studies and the contested realm of the social. Critical studies in television, 11(1), (7-22). doi:10.1177/1749602015619632. ISSN 1749-6020

This article seeks to intervene in the ‘television aesthetics’ versus ‘media and cultural studies’ debate. It argues that aesthetic evaluation does not necessarily rely upon bad textual others or result in canon construction. It engages with Bourdieu... Read More

How time works in the Simpsons (2015)
Journal Article
Gilboy, J., Davis, A. M., & Zborowski, J. (2015). How time works in the Simpsons. Animation : an interdisciplinary journal, 10(3), 175-188. doi:10.1177/1746847715602403

© The Author(s) 2015. This article uses two groups of case-study episodes to explore the complexities and perplexities that arise from the long-running use of a 'floating timeline' within The Simpsons. First, the conflicting representations of the yo... Read More

(G)hosting television: Ghostwatch and its medium (2014)
Journal Article
Steward, T., & Zborowski, J. (2014). (G)hosting television: Ghostwatch and its medium. Journal of British cinema and television, 11(2-3), 189-212. doi:10.3366/jbctv.2014.0203

This article’s subject is Ghostwatch (BBC, 1992), a drama broadcast on Halloween night of 1992 which adopted the rhetoric of live non-fiction programming, and attracted controversy and ultimately censure from the Broadcasting Standards Council. In wh... Read More