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Television's liveness : a lesson from the 1920s

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Wendy Davis
This paper explores the contested concept of television’s liveness by highlighting a number ofcommon analytical perspectives between the work of media studies scholar Paddy Scannell and my own approach to television. Outlining such connections provides a point of departure for the paper’s discussion of one of John Logie Baird’s mechanically scanned television images. Through the discussion and analysis of this image in terms of liveness, the paper argues for the need to include some consideration of television’s experimental period in contemporary television and media studies. The paper also signals the way Scannell’s body of work informs such a project.Through his theoretically and historically informed practices of media studies Scannell broadens the horizons of our engagement with media technologies, offering great possibilities for future scholarship.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

4

Issue

2

Start Page

36

End Page

51

Number of Pages

16

eISSN

1744-6716

ISSN

1744-6708

Location

London

Publisher

University of Westminster

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Division of Teaching and Learning Services;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Westminster papers in communication and culture.

Exports

CQUniversity

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