Module Identifier TFM8930  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Glen Creeber  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Glen Creeber  
Co-Requisite TFM6730  
Course delivery Lecture   14 Hours 7 teaching sessions of 2 hours, 7 screenings  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment PRESENTATION The student must give a presentation on one aspect of television analysis to the group. The presentation is asessed both orally and in written form.30%
Semester Assessment 5000 WORD ESSAY  70%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Ideology and Discourse
Feminist Criticism


7 x 2 hour Seminars and Screenings. Topics currently include:

  1. Textual Analysis and Television
  2. The Theories and Aethsetics of Television
  3. Analysing Television Fiction
  4. Analysing 'Real' Television
  5. Encoding and Decoding Television
  6. Television and Globalisation
  7. Television ans New Media

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
ALLEN, Robert C (1992) Channels of Discourse, Reassembled: television and contemporary criticism Routledge
** Recommended Background
CORNER, J (ed) (1991) Popular Television in Britain: Studies in Cultural History BFI
CREEBER, Glen (ed) (2001) The television Genre Book BFI
ELLIS, John (1982) Visible Fictions: Cinema, Television, Video Routledge
ELLIS, John (2000) Seeing Things: Television in the Age of Uncertainty I.B Tauris
FISKE, J (1978) Reading Television Routledge
FISKE, John (1987) Television Culture Methuen
BURTON, Graeme (2000) TAlking about Television: An Introduction to the Study of Television Arnold
CASEY, B et al. (2002) Television Studies: The Key Concepts Routledege
CORNER, J and HARVEY, S (eds) (1996) Television Times: A Reader Arnold
CALDWELL, John Thornton (1995) Televisuality: Style, Crisis, and Authority in American Television Rutgers University Press
BUTLER, Jeremy G (1994) Television: Critical Methods and Applications Wadsworth
GERAGHTY, C and LUSTED, D (eds) (1998) The Television Studies Book Arnold
GOODWIN, A and WHANNEL, G (eds) Understanding Television Routledge
HOLLAND, Patricia (1997) The Television Handbook Routledge
MCQUEEN, David Television: A Media Student's Guide Arnold
SELBY, K and COWDERY, R (1995) How to Study Television Macmillan


This module is at CQFW Level 7