Dr James Zborowski

Dr James Zborowski

Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

James teaches and researches in the areas of film, television, media and cultural studies. His work has two main aims. The first is to improve the quality of our discussions about screen drama, in whatever medium we find it. The second is to explain the functions and the evolution of communications media in society.

Recent outputs

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Book

Classical Hollywood cinema: Point of view and communication

Zborowski, J. (2015). Classical Hollywood cinema: Point of view and communication. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press

Book Chapter

Complexity and clear-sightedness in The Wire

Zborowski, J. (in press). Complexity and clear-sightedness in The Wire. In S. Cardwell, J. Bignell, & L. F. Donaldson (Eds.), Complexity / simplicity : Moments in television (126-42). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Approaching performance in contemporary Coronation Street (1960-)

Zborowski, J. (2019). Approaching performance in contemporary Coronation Street (1960-). In L. Fife Donaldson, & J. Walters (Eds.), Television Performance (102-116). Red Globe Press

Journal Article

Notes towards a formal and social poetics of television drama

Zborowski, J. (in press). Notes towards a formal and social poetics of television drama. Journal of Popular Television,

Television aesthetics, media and cultural studies and the contested realm of the social

Zborowski, J. (2016). Television aesthetics, media and cultural studies and the contested realm of the social. Critical studies in television, 11(1), 7-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749602015619632

Research interests

Film Studies, Television Studies, aesthetics, textual analysis, communication theory

Postgraduate supervision

Dr James Zborowski welcomes applications for postgraduate supervision in his specialist areas of expertise. Completed PhDs Elisa Serafinelli, New Mobile Visualities and the Social Communication of Photography : Instagram as a Case Study (Ss second supervisor). Jemma Diane Gilboy, Craptacular Science and the Worst Audience Ever: Memetic Proliferation and Fan Participation in The Simpsons (as second supervisor).