Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Cult of Unyil, Next Week at FTM's Study Day

The Film, Television and Media Studies department at University of East Anglia is holding a Study Day on the topic of children's media culture. The event takes place Wednesday, the 6th of November, 9am-5pm. Full details below.

If you have any questions, please e-mail one of the organisers: Filipa Antunes (, Alec Plowman ( and Martin Tease (

Kid Culture:

Thinking Differently About Children’s Media

UEA School of Film, Television and Media Study Day

Lecture Theatre 1, Wednesday 6th November 2013, 9am - 5pm

Twitter: @KidCultureUEA #KidCultureUEA

Panel 1: 9am to 10.30am

Watching Children’s Media

Melanie Williams

Children’s Media, Adult Viewers: A study of Mumsnet and Netmums responses to

CBeebies’ Mr Bloom’s Nursery

Peter Kramer

“’A film specially suitable for children’:

The Marketing and Reception of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)”

Phyll Smith

Storm Over Children’s Film Shows:

The British Serial scandal and the children’s film movement

Break: 10.30am to 11am

Panel 2: 11am to 12.30pm

Images and Representations

Sarah Godfrey and Su Holmes

Debating the ‘family’ on CBeebies

Filipa Antunes

“Children Beware - You’re In For A Scare!”

Goosebumps and the horrors of puberty

Matt Selway

Re-evaluating Discourses on Children’s Exposure to Mental Illness on Television

Lunch Break: 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Panel 3: 1.30pm to 3pm

Children Using Media

Helena Dare-Edwards

Convergence Culture, Tween Girls and Nickelodeon

Melanie Kennedy

‘Keeping it Real’:

Narratives of Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

Adam Scales

“Going Back to Summer Camp”:

Growing Up Gay, with Horror

Break: 3pm to 3.30pm

Panel 4: 3.30pm to 5pm

Playing With Pop Culture

Ekky Imanjaya

The Cult of Si Unyil:

From Children’s TV Puppet Show to Pop Culture Icon

Alec Plowman

“They don’t have nightmares because they’re just pieces of plastic”

Adapting Aliens for a Children’s Toy Line

Patrick Bingham

Re-Gendered Toys:

Tamagotchi and the Move towards Femaleness