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Dr James Zborowski

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James Zborowski

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies


Notes towards a formal and social poetics of television drama (2022)
Journal Article
Zborowski, J. (2022). Notes towards a formal and social poetics of television drama. Journal of Popular Television, 10(2), 213-224. https://doi.org/10.1386/jptv_00080_1

This article seeks to build a bridge between approaches to television drama that explore form and style, and those that explore realism and representation. It proposes questions which can be applied to any television drama, and reveal meaningful dist... Read More about Notes towards a formal and social poetics of television drama.

Complexity and clear-sightedness in The Wire (2022)
Book Chapter
Zborowski, J. (in press). Complexity and clear-sightedness in The Wire. In S. Cardwell, J. Bignell, & L. F. Donaldson (Eds.), Complexity / simplicity : Moments in television (126-42). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Craptacular science and the worst audience ever : memetic proliferation and fan participation in The Simpsons (2016)
Thesis
Gilboy, J. D. (2016). Craptacular science and the worst audience ever : memetic proliferation and fan participation in The Simpsons. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4218439

The objective of this thesis is to establish meme theory as an analytical paradigm within the fields of screen and fan studies. Meme theory is an emerging framework founded upon the broad concept of a “meme”, a unit of culture that, if successful, pr... Read More about Craptacular science and the worst audience ever : memetic proliferation and fan participation in The Simpsons.

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602015619632

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 about Television aesthetics, media and cultural studies and the contested realm of the social.

Classical Hollywood cinema: Point of view and communication (2015)
Book
Zborowski, J. (2015). Classical Hollywood cinema: Point of view and communication. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press

© James Zborowski 2016. All rights reserved. This book offers a new approach to filmic point of view by combining close analyses informed by the tools of narratology and philosophy with concepts derived from communication studies. Each chapter stages... Read More about Classical Hollywood cinema: Point of view and communication.

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. https://doi.org/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 about How time works in the Simpsons.

New mobile visualities and the social communication of photography : Instagram as a case study (2015)
Thesis
Serafinelli, E. (2015). New mobile visualities and the social communication of photography : Instagram as a case study. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4217513

This research intends to show how visuality, through the mobility of Instagram (a social media platform designed for photo sharing), is modifying individuals’ perception of the world and their mediated lives. It examines how Instagram transforms indi... Read More about New mobile visualities and the social communication of photography : Instagram as a case study.

(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. https://doi.org/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 about (G)hosting television: Ghostwatch and its medium.