CFP: Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy conference, University of Roehampton, London, Friday April 4 2014

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‘Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy’

Conference at the University of Roehampton, London, Friday April 4 2014
Abstract deadline – November 17 2013

2014 will mark ten years since the final episode of Sex and the City (HBO 1998-2004) was broadcast. ‘Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy’ will mark this anniversary by revisiting the lasting influence of the series, its cultural circulation today, its relationship with subsequent series and impact on the medium of television. Topics for papers may include, but are not limited to:

–       SATC in translation and transnational contexts
–       SATC in syndication and the contexts of HBO/cable v network television
–       SATC and adaptation (newspaper column to ‘novel’ to TV series to film)
–       The reception of, and controversies surrounding, the SATC movies
–       Television and postfeminism
–       Fashion television
–       Television and authorship
–       The relationship between SATC and subsequent women-centred series (eg The L Word; Desperate Housewives; Mistresses; Girls)
–       Television and stardom
–       Queer television
–       TV and genre/generic hybridity
–       Magazine and newspaper journalism and popular television
–       Reception, fandom and anti-fandom
–       Recontextualising SATC in the recession
–       Television and consumerism
–       Television and taboo
–       Women and comedy
–       Television, NYC and representations of urban space

Any enquiries, and abstracts of approx. 300 words with a brief biog, should be sent to Deborah Jermyn at d.jermyn@roehampton.ac.uk<mailto:d.jermyn@roehampton.ac.uk>  by November 17th.

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