BCMCR Audience Conference 2023

Date & Time:

6th July, 09:00


BCU City Centre Campus, Parkside P134


A one-day conference, part of the 2022-2024 BCMCR theme of 'Audience'.

Conference Schedule

Registration/Coffee 8:30am

Welcome 9am

Panel 1 – Fandom 9:15-10:45am

a)     Tweenhood, Liminality, and Postcolonial Context: Liminal Disabled Tweens’ Identification with Disney Animations in Algeria – Presenter: Selma Aitsaid (University of Leicester)

b)     The stories we share? An exploration of new transnational audiences of Yeşilçam – Presenter: Zeynep Serinkaya Winter (Nottingham Trent University)

c)     Contingent Consumption in Platformized Fan Culture: Meal Replacement and Buying Stocks – Presenter: Lin Zhang* (University of Turku)

Break 10:45-11am

Panel 2 – Methods 11 am-12:30pm

a)     Keeping up with audiences: The best ways to research and represent media consumption and experiences – Presenter: ST Ahmed (UAE University)

b)     The Researcher as Audience Member: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Researching what you like – Presenter: Claire Sedgwick (University of Derby)

c)     Connected viewing of series and young adult identity formation –
Presenters: Christine Thoër and Katharina Niemeyer (University of Quebec)

Lunch 12:30-1:15pm

Panel 3 – Audio 1:15-2:45pm

a)     “You are the longest and best relationship I’ve ever had!”: How an artist’s work can be shaped by the modality of their fan community – Presenter: Hannah Judson* (Stony Brook)

b)     British pop stars as radio fans: the critical listening, and the musical reactions, of a niche audience 1960s – 2010s – Presenter: Martin Cooper (University of Huddersfield)

c)     From ‘faithful listeners’ to The Eye: thematizing and conceptualizing podcasts’ audiences within the medium – Presenter: Aldona Kobus (Nicolaus Copernicus University)

Break 2:45-3pm

Panel 4 – TV/Video 3-4:30pm

a)     Cobra Kai: Nostalgia, Ideological Change, and Escapism – Presenter: Faye Davies (Birmingham City University)

b)     The Dancing, Joyful Audiences in the Cinema Auditoriums of the Bollywood Film Pathaan – Presenter: Rajinder Dudrah (Birmingham City University)

c)     Issue of Perceived Audience and Embracing Liminality in Kashmiri and Solidarity Documentary – Presenter: Mehvish Rather* (Queen’s University)

Wrap-up 4:30-4:45pm

*Presenter joining us online