Emeritus Prof. Andrew Crisell's profile

Prof. Andy Crisell [photo]    Click to go to Crisell's book: More than a Music Box Click to go to Crisell's book: A Study of Modern Television Click to go to Crisell's book: Understanding Radio Click to go to Crisell's book: An Introductory History of British Broadcasting

 

 

Emeritus Professor Andrew Crisell

Research interests:

  • radio and television
  • history of British broadcasting


Key Research Output:

  • Books

    2012:  Liveness and Recording in the Media (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), part of the Key Concerns in Media Studies series

    2012- :  Editor of Palgrave's new multi-authored series Key Concerns in Media Studies addressing key topics in the context of today's global, digital environment

    2009:  (co-authored with Guy Starkey) Radio Journalism (Sage)

    2008:  (as editor) Radio (Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies series), vols 1-3 (Routledge)

    2006:  A Study of Modern Television: Thinking Inside the Box (Palgrave Macmillan)

    2004:  More than a Music Box: Radio Cultures and Communities in a Multimedia World (Berghahn)

    2002:  An Introductory History of British Broadcasting, Second Edition (Routledge, first edition 1997)

    1994:  Understanding Radio, Second Edition (Routledge, first edition 1986) [Part of the book was reproduced under the title 'Radio Signs' in Media Studies: A Reader (eds) Paul Marris and Sue Thornham (Edinburgh University Press, 1996)]

  • Book Chapters

    2013:  (co-written with Evangelia Karathanasopoulou) 'Radio documentary and the formation of urban aesthetics' in Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage (ed) Karin Bijsterveld (Bielefeld: Transcript Publishing)

    2011:  (co-written with Guy Starkey) 'Hear today and on tomorrow: the future of news and "news talk" in an era of digital radio' in The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism (ed) Stuart Allan (London: Routledge)

    2006:  (with Guy Starkey) 'News on local radio' in Local Journalism and Local Media: Making the Local News  (ed) Bob Franklin (London and New York: Routledge)

    1999:  'Broadcasting: television and radio' in The Media in Britain: Current Debates and Developments (eds) Jane Stokes and Anna Reading (London: Macmillan)

    1998:  'Radio: public service, commercialism and the paradox of choice' in The Media: An Introduction, (eds) Adam Briggs and Paul Cobley (London: Addison Wesley Longman, second edition, 2002)

    1998:  'Local radio: attuned to the times or filling time with tunes?' in Making the Local News: Local Journalism in Context, (eds) Bob Franklin and David Murphy (London and New York: Routledge)

    1994:  Reproduction of part of Understanding Radio (Routledge, 1994) as 'Radio Signs' in Media Studies: A Reader (eds) Paul Marris and Sue Thornham (Edinburgh University Press, 1996)

    1991:  'Filth, sedition and blasphemy: the rise and fall of television satire' in Popular Television in Britain: Studies in Cultural History, (ed.) John Corner (London: British Film Institute)

    1987:  'Parody and the satirical mentality' in Propaganda, Persuasion and Polemic, (ed) Jeremy Hawthorn (London: Edward Arnold)

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  • Articles

    2008:  'British Broadcasting Corporation', Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (New York: Oxford University Press)

    2006:  'All Our Yesterdays: The age of television', BBC History Magazine 7(11), November

    2001:  'The Rise of Radio Studies: A Review of T. Crook Radio Drama: Theory and Practice; S. Bamard Studying Radio; D. Hendy Radio in the Global Age', European Journal of Communication 16(2) June

    2000:  'Better than Magritte: how drama on the radio became radio drama' Journal of Radio Studies 7(2)

    1987:  'Private virtues, public vices?' The Listener (5 March)

  • Invited Papers at International Conferences/Seminars

    2013:  Invited keynote speaker at the forthcoming ECREA Radio Research Conference with conference theme 'Radio, the resilient medium', London (11-13 September)

    2012:  'How British broadcasting faces the challenge of new media', presentation at seminar organised by the Southern Media Research Institute, Guangzhou, China (27 July)

    2012:  Invited member of a small workshop of international scholars organised by the University of Maastricht on the theme 'Soundscapes of the Urban Past: Staged Sound as Mediated Cultural Heritage', Maastricht (30-31 March)

    2010: 'New media technology and the future of radio' at radio conference organised by China National Radio, Beijing (20 November)

    2009:  'Radio is dying . . . or is it? The survival of sound broadcasting in a world of new media', keynote speaker at the 'Global China' radio conference organised by China National Radio, Beijing (9-11 November)

    2006:  'The New Literacy of Sound: A Retrospect and Some Prospects', plenary speaker at 'Sounding Out 3: A Symposium on Sound', University of Sunderland (7-9 September)

    2002:  'Public Service Broadcasting: Past, Present - and Future?' keynote speaker at 'Re: Visions. Broadcasting: Archaeologies, Histories, Impacts, Futures', University of Central Lancashire (20-22 June)
     
    2002:  Presentations on the role of the imagination in radio and the development of public service broadcasting in Britain at the annual convention of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas (5-7 April)

    2000:  'Sound for all it was worth: how comedy on British radio became radio comedy', annual conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, New Orleans (19-22 April)

    1999:  'The station that doesn’t stack up: the strange case of Radio 4'  at  'Radiocracy: Radio, Democracy and Development' conference, Cardiff University School of Journalism (26-28 November)

    1990:  Speaker at a colloquium on the theme 'Radio: a dominated medium?', conference of the International Communications Association, Dublin City University (28 June)

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  • Offered Papers at International Conferences/Seminars

    1999:  'Better than Magritte: how drama on the radio became radio drama', annual conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Diego (31 March-3 April)

  • Invited Papers at National Research Conferences/Seminars

    2011:  'How drama on the radio became radio drama', presentation at 'the Charles Parker Day', a one-day conference on radio documentary, Castle Gate Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne (1 April)

    2011:  'Is steam radio running out of steam: sound broadcasting in a world of new media', opening speaker at Audio seminar room, Broadcast Video Exposition, Earls Court, London (15 February)

    2001:  'Radio: a great future behind it?' Radio Academy North East Branch, Sunderland University (28 November)

    2000:  'The Future of BBC Radio', at 'Radio Policy for the New Millennium’ seminar, part of an ESRC funded series of radio seminars organised by the London School of Economics (24 November)

    1999:  Member of a panel of six key speakers (including James Boyle, Controller of BBC Radio 4, and radio features producer Piers Plowright) at a radio history symposium on talks and documentaries, School of Media Arts and Communication, University of Bournemouth (24-25 June)

    1992:  'The place of community radio within education', Community Radio Association National Conference, Sheffield (19 September)

  • Offered Papers at National Research Conferences/Seminars

    1998:  'Swinging and camping: Round the Horne as a sign of the times' at 'Coming Down Fast', a conference reflecting '90s thinking about words, images, cultures and directions in the 1960s', University of Wolverhampton (10-12 July)

    1994:  Speaker at a one-day conference ('What's So Funny? Film, Radio and Television Comedy) of the Ninth Annual Leicester Film and TV Studies Summer School, Phoenix Arts in association with the University of Leicester Department of Extra Mural Studies (27 July)