Emerging Media Capitals

“Media capitals... are sites of mediation, locations where complex forces and flows interact. They are neither bounded not self-contained entities... Media capitals are places where things come together and, consequently, where the generation and circulation of new mass culture forms become possible." (Curtin, 2003) For a large majority of us, our favourite television shows and… Continue reading Emerging Media Capitals

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Television in Translation: Drama Focus

Distributed and received worldwide, Sherlock Holmes is one name everybody knows. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original character has been adopted by millions worldwide and is used in multiple books, television shows and well acclaimed films. Most fans of Sherlock Holmes ask for one thing, and that is for his characterisation to remain the same. All… Continue reading Television in Translation: Drama Focus

“Look at moi, ploise”

Kath and Kim showcases life as your typical 'Aussie bogan' and the way that we all live. To the large majority of viewers, we can all relate in some way to the lives of these two women. Right? The characterisation of Kath and Kim, with their laid back attitudes and 'punny' speech, attracts viewers, even… Continue reading “Look at moi, ploise”

Culture Crossover

"… the term crossover cinema is used to encapsulate an emerging form of cinema that crosses cultural borders at the stage of conceptualisation and production and hence manifests a hybrid cinematic grammar at the textual level, as well as crossing over in terms of its distribution and reception. t argues for the importance of distinguishing between… Continue reading Culture Crossover

Battle of the ‘Woods

India, Nigeria and the United States are the three largest film industries in the world. Why is it that we only hear about Hollywood? Is the production rate of Bollywood and Nollywood too fast so citizens of the world can't keep up? Does the lack of production money reflect on the final product? Hollywood, for… Continue reading Battle of the ‘Woods

Internationalising Education

The idea of becoming an 'international student' and travelling overseas to complete our studies at various colleges and universities is growing in popularity. What defines an international student though? Is it the act of being in a different country, or is it the knowledge you receive as a result of said studies? Sheffield University's Student… Continue reading Internationalising Education