Dr Anthony Smith

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Dr Anthony Smith graduated with a PhD in Film & Television Studies at the University of Nottingham in 2013 and was appointed Lecturer in Television Theory at the University of Salford in 2014. His research explores media industry practices, particularly in terms of how they intersect with media technologies and shape the narrative and genre of media content. He has published his research as peer-review articles in: New Media & Society; Critical Studies in Television; Comedy Studies; and Television and New Media. He is also co-editor of Storytelling in the Media Convergence Age: Exploring Screen Narratives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), author of Storytelling Industries: Narrative Production in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and co-author of Transmedia/Genre: Rethinking Genre in a Multiplatform Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

Drawing on his research expertise, Anthony has developed and taught on a range of undergraduate modules on the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio Production degree, including Media Texts & Contexts; Transmedia Storyworlds; Contemporary American TV Drama; and Visual Storytelling in Film & Television.

Areas of Research

Media industries and production | narrative and genre | transmedia and multiplatform cultures.


Areas of teaching expertise: television studies | media industries | transmedia studies | film histories | comics studies