Professor Jane Arthurs (BA Hons, PGCE, MA, DPhil, FRSA) joined Middlesex University as Professor in Television in 2013 after 20 years at the University of the West of England where she was Head of the Department of Culture. Media and Drama, and then Director of Research in the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education. Her research on television has won international acclaim, especially her article on Sex and the City and Consumer Culture and her subsequent bookentitled Television and Sexuality. Her research on Celebrity, Gender and Reputation Management at the BBC has recently been published in an award winning collection on Gender and Public Relations. Professor Arthursexpertise and extensive contribution to the field of media anc cultural studies research has been recognised in her appointment to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Panel as an output assessor.
Television in the Digital Era
Gender and Sexuality in Film and Television.
Production research; Textual and discourse analaysis; Audience research; Exhibition and distribution.
Media regulation and the Politics of Taste.
Ethics and Asthetics in Films and Charitable Campaigns about Trafficking.
Feminist Cultural Studies
Gendered Working Cultures in Television
Celebrity and Corporate Branding and Reputation Management
Doctoral students are welcomed in any of the above areas.
Arthurs, Jane and Little, Ben (2016) Russell Brand: Comedy, Celebrity, Politics. Palgrave Studies in Comedy . Palgrave Macmillan, UK. ISBN 978-1-137-59628-4
Arthurs, Jane and Shaw, Sylvia (2015) Celebrity capital in the political field: Russell Brand's migration from stand-up comedy to Newsnight. Media Culture and Society . ISSN 0163-4437 (Published online first)
Arthurs, Jane (2009) Brands, markets and charitable ethics: MTVs EXIT campaign. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 6 (2). pp. 301-319.
Arthurs, Jane (2012) Distant suffering, proper distance: cosmopolitan ethics in the film portrayal of trafficked women. International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, 8 (2). pp. 141-158. ISSN 1740-8296
Arthurs, Jane (2011) Deliciously consumable: the uses and abuses of irony in sex trafficking campaign films. In: The handbook of gender, sex and media. Ross, Karen , ed. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 470-486. ISBN 9781444338546
Co-investigator, AHRC Connected Communities programme, with Michael Buser as Principal Investigator. Project title: Creative practice, activism and place-identities, 2012
Principal Applicant, Director of Studies for AHRC Fulltime PhD scholarship for Tim Tarrant, Finding and Audience:Digital Marketing of Low Budget Film, 2010.
Co-organiser of AHRC funded research network: Onscenity; sexual portrayal in popular culture, with Professor Feona Attwood, SHU (Principal Investigator), Dr.Clarissa Smith, Sunderland, Professor Julian Petley, Brunel, and Dr. Iain Hunter, De Montfort, 2010-12.
Core member of AHRC/ Arts Council/ DTI and ESRC funded research/KE network: Creativity and Interactivity in Television, with Christine Daymon, Bournemouth University (Principal Investigator), 2006-7.
Co-organiser of ESRC Seminar Series: New Femininities: Postfeminism and Sexual Citizenship, with Professor Ros Gill (Principal Investigator), LSE Gender and Research Institute; Professor Valerie Walkerdine, Cardiff University; Professor Anne Phoenix, Open University; Merl Storr, University of East London; and Estella Tincknell, UWE, 2004-06
ESRC funded project. Project title: 'Crash' and its Audiences, with Martin Barker (Principal investigator) and Ramaswami Harindranath, 1997-9
RESEARCH FUNDING COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS
HEFCE REF Panel Output Assessor, 2013-14
RCUK VITAE training for researchers, 2010-11.
AHRC Awards Panel, 2011-12.
AHRC Peer Review College, 2006-
HRC PhD/Masters institutional block grants assessor, 2008.
Editorial Board, Communication, Culture & Critique, a Journal of the International Communications Association.
Editorial Board Feminist Media Studies, Taylor and Frances.
Co-Editor for Special Issue: 'New Femininities', with Ros Gill, Feminist Media Studies 6(4).Commentary and Criticism
Co-Editor, Commentary and Criticism Section, Feminist Media Studies, 2006-8.
The Uses and Abuses of Irony in Anti-trafficking Campaigns, at Post-War Film Representations of Prostitution and Trafficking Conference, Exeter University, 2010
The Future of Media Entertainment, Great Western Research Conference, Hewlett Packard, 2009.
The Ethics and Aesthetics of Trafficking Films: MTVs Exit Campaign, Migration, Trafficking and Human Rights Conference, Watershed, Bristol, 2008.
The Role of Self-regulation and Media Literacy in the Formation of Citizen-Consumers for the Digital Age, Inaugural Meeting of the Communications, Law and Policy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Leeds University, 2008,
Charitable Politics: Women's rights as human rights in campaigns against sex trafficking, MECCSA Women's Network Conference, Sheffield University, 2007.
Respondent to Mark Locke, Head of New Media at the BBC and David Flynne Deputy Creative Director at Endemol,Creativity Network, AHRC funded, Arnolfini, 2006
Sexual Citizenship and Popular Television, National Institute for Cultural Research Conference,Denmark, 2006
Beauty Contexts: Three Case Studies in Mediation, Beauty and the Body Symposium, The Women's Library, London, 2006.