New book release

Two Film and Screen Studies lecturers, David Simmons and Lorna Jowett, have just had a new book published.

Time on TV

In the collection—part of IB Tauris’ Investigating Cult TV series—scholars and writers take a range of approaches to fan favourites old and new. Series examined include Once Upon a Time, Star Trek, Quantum Leap, Sapphire & Steel, Torchwood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and contributors take a closer look at time portals, vampire time, nostalgia and many more aspects of time on television.

Dr Ross P. Garner of Cardiff University says the book, “examines a range of frequently-overlooked examples of telefantasy and provides innovative readings of how these shows engage with discourses of genre, memory and affect.”

David’s other books include Investigating Heroes: Truth, Justice and Quality TVNew Critical Essays on H.P. Lovecraft, The Anti-Hero in the American Novel: from Heller to Vonnegut, New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut and he has published widely on US popular culture. Lorna has written many articles on television, film and popular culture. She is co-author with Stacey Abbott of TV Horror: Investigating The Dark Side of the Small Screen, author of Sex and the Slayer: A Gender Studies Primer for the Buffy Fan, and her next book focuses on gender in the new Doctor Who franchise.

Time on TV was published by I B Tauris on 30 June 2016.