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Reader in Television Studies, Edge Hill University

Elke Weissmann is a Reader in Film and Television, and Programme Leader for Television Production Management. Her research interests focus on television, in particular aspects of transnational and convergent television, and feminism. She has recently published Transnational Television Drama: Special Relations and Mutual Influences between the US and the UK and is editor of Renewing Feminisms: Radical Narratives, Fantasies and Futures in Media Studies (with Helen Thornham). She is the vice-chair of the television studies section of the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) and member of the editorial team of Critical Studies in Television. She has module leader responsibilities for several modules, including MED1410: Film and Television History and Context, MED2215: Analysing Audiences, MED3207 Global Convergences: Film and Television Drama in the 21st Century, MED3202: Dissertation and MDM4002: Contemporary Media Theory and Practice. Elke would like to hear from PhD candidates interested in the areas of television and globalisation or digital media, television and representations of crime and television and feminism.

Experience

  • –present
    Reader in Television Studies, Edge Hill University