Published: 11 September 2018 at 15:21
Anglia Ruskin is hosting conference and workshop examining on-demand television
Academics from across the world will meet in Cambridge this week to discuss the very modern phenomenon of binge-watching – one of the most talked-about cultural developments of the 21st century.
The conference and series of innovative workshops have been organised by Dr Mareike Jenner of Anglia Ruskin University, the author of Netflix and the Re-invention of Television published this month by Palgrave Macmillan.
The packed programme, taking place at Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus on Thursday and Friday this week, covers everything from the effects of binge-watching on the body to how people manage to fit marathon TV sessions into their daily lives. The event is funded by the British Academy.
Amongst the (back-to-back) presentations are “Suddenly It Was Three O’Clock in the Morning: An Anatomy of Binge-Watching” (Ri Pierce-Grove, Columbia University, US), “Binge-watching and Narrative in Post-Broadcast Comedy Television” (Tom Hemingway, University of Warwick), and “‘You know this: why do I have to tell you all this if you already know it?’ – Recaps and the binge-watch” (Lynn Kozak, McGill University, Canada).