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Gothic Television
March 1, 2007
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Helen Wheatley


Helen Wheatley has research interests in various aspects of British television history. She has published a range of work on popular genres in television drama in the UK, US, and beyond (particularly the studio-based drama of the 1960s and 70s), and has written a book entitled Gothic Television for Manchester University Press (2006).

As Research Fellow on the AHRC project Cultures of British Television Drama, 1960-1982 at the University of Reading (2003-2005), she organised a series of symposia and conferences on television history and historiography. These events reflected an interest in issues of television history and historiography, a topic on which she is currently editing a collection of essays entitled Re-viewing Television History: Critical Issues in Television Historiography (for IB Tauris).

As a member of the Midlands Television Research Group, Helen has undertaken research into 'lifestyle', primetime television, and the ‘real crime’ genre. She is also interested more broadly in the idea of ‘television for women’, the nature of spectacle and visual pleasure on television, and the history and aesthetics of natural history television.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/film/staff/wheatley/


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