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Alex Simcock

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

In general, my interests concern the ways meaning is determined in popular film and television texts: i.e. through their contexts of production, through the characteristics of texts themselves (narrative, genre, aesthetics), and also through their reception. I am especially drawn towards questions of cultural value, and, in particular, the creation of different models of quality in television drama.

My current research focuses on the history, industrial and critical status of the American made-for-television movie - an explicitly hybrid and traditionally undervalued genre. I am also interested in processes of remaking and repetition within media production and reception.

Teaching Summary

I am interested in a range of teaching and learning issues - but particularly those concerning collaborative learning and pastoral care in a higher education environment which faces the challenges of… read more

I am interested in a range of teaching and learning issues - but particularly those concerning collaborative learning and pastoral care in a higher education environment which faces the challenges of marketisation and increased student numbers. I have an interest in student mental health and I am one of the university's Mental Health First Aid Champions.

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