Journeys Across Media (JAM)

Registration now open for JAM 2016

Journeys Across Media (JAM) is an interdisciplinary conference, run by postgraduates working in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. The conference has been held since 2003. In the interdisciplinary spirit of the department, panels look at issues concerning film, theatre, television and new media.

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 JAM offers postgraduates in the department a chance to gain invaluable experience of planning and running a conference, and all delegates the opportunity to gain experience of presenting their work at different stages of development, in the supportive research environment of Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading. Past conferences have considered a range of themes and interdisciplinary topics, including medium specificity and cross-media relationships, adaptation, perception and engagement, nu-romanticism, and most recently archival relationships with memory and imagination.

Media and Performance Across Platforms: 14 April 2016

2016 will see the 13th JAM conference hosted by the Film, Theatre and Television department at the University of Reading.

Reflecting current developments in the fields of media and performance research, the JAM 2016 conference seeks to explore the presentation of narrative, meaning and socio-cultural questions through the increasingly diverse performance platforms.

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The conference theme is the movement of storytelling, performance and images across diverse platforms, in traditional media forms such as adaptations from stage to screen, and digital media forms, such as multiplatform series. As art forms migrate and mutate across platforms, how do methods of critical analysis keep pace with them? Where do the boundaries between sourcetexts, adaptations or remediations lie? How might the concept of a medium change in response to the new fluidity of forms? How do the qualities of the liveness of performance and narrative presence interact with the digital and the virtual? What modes of understanding are appropriate to our experiences of performance and storytelling on multi-dimensional and multi-sensory platforms?


For further information, please contact the JAM Committee at

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