Dr. Anthony Smith

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

MediaCityUK 2.08a

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Current positions

Lecturer in Television Theory


I have authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and have presented research at such prestigious international conferences as SCMS, Flow and the International Conference on Narrative. I also convened a one-day international conference hosted at the University of Nottingham in 2012, titled Contemporary Screen Narratives: Storytelling’s Digital and Industrial Contexts, and a two-day international conference at the University of Salford in 2015, titled “I’ll See You Again in 25 Years”: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV. I previously served as articles editor of Scope: A Journal of Film and Television Studies.

Areas of research

Media industries, Media production, Media convergence, Narrative, Genre


I teach a range of modules on the Television and Radio programme, including Media Institutions, Critical Approaches to Television and Contemporary American Television Drama.

Research Interests

My academic research chiefly connects media content to its industrial conditions of production, circulation and consumption.

I am willing to supervise PhD projects concerning the topics of narrative, genre and industry/production in relation to film, television, comics and video games.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA Hons Film Studies (University of North London)
  • MA Film and Television Studies (University of Nottingham)
  • PhD Film and Television Studies (University of Nottingham)