The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Ros Gill’s lecture in Amsterdam

In November 2013 Professor Gill gave a keynote presentation at the National Institute of Cultural Analysis in Amsterdam, on the theme of “Is Thought Action?” She was honoured to share a platform with Proessor Sut Jhally, Director of the Media Education Foundation, who talked about teaching, film-making and political pedagogy.

Celebrity Ecologies: Jo edits a special issue of Celebrity Studies

Jo Littler and Mike Goodman edited a special issue of Celebrity Studies on ‘Celebrity Ecologies’, published in November 2013. This is one of the publications arising from the AHRC-funded Spectacular Environmentalisms Research Network (more are in the pipeline)

CCI at Oxford

Dave O’Brien gave a seminar to Oxford’s faculty of music about the book on 26/11/2013

Creative Works London: The hub thing

City University is a key player in the huge AHRC research programme on Knowledge Exchange. Prof Ros Gill and Prof Andy Pratt are key members of the Place, Work, Knowledge strand. One theme that runs through their work is concerned with the practice of knowledge exchange, in particular in what are called hubs, or networking…

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Manga as Social Media: Casey gives a lecture at IES

Dr Casey Brienza gave an invited talk on ‘Manga as Social Media’ at the University of London Institute of English Studies’ Contemporary Fiction Research Seminar on 20 November 2013. She was joined by Dr Alistair Brown of Durham University and Richard House, author of The Kills (Pan Macmillan).

Book launch at CCI

To mark the publication of Cultural Policy: Management Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries the Centre for Cultural Policy and Management will host an early evening event at City University London. The event is focused on questions about the value of cultural policy research, for a variety of academic disciplines and public debates. Dr. Dave O’Brien,…

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The Cultural Policy of Cool Japan: Casey’s new article

In November 2013, Dr Casey Brienza’s article for International Journal of Cultural Policy, ‘Did Manga Conquer America? Implications for the Cultural Policy of “Cool Japan”,’ was published online. Abstract: This paper explores the efficacy of an international cultural policy based upon the export of a nation’s popular culture through the case study of Japanese comic…

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World Cities Cultural Forum , Istanbul: City make an impact

In November 2013 three members of CCI were in Istanbul at the World Cities Cultural Forum, organised by the Greater London Authority and involving 22 world cities. Prof Andy Pratt was involved in the previous ‘world cities cultural audit’ and the recent world cities culture report, which was launched at the time of the Olympics…

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Theorising Cultural Work: Ros Gill’s new edited book

  November 2013 also saw the launch of Theorising Cultural Work, edited by Mark Banks, Rosalind Gill and Stephanie Taylor. … In recent years, cultural work has engaged the interest of scholars from a broad range of social science and humanities disciplines. The debate in this ‘turn to cultural work’ has largely been based around…

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What Do Publishers Know? Casey’s new article

Casey contributed to a special section of the journal tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, edited by Prof Christian Fuchs and CCI colleague Dr Marisol Sandoval, where she discussed what publishers know about open access academic publishing. Abstract: In this short contribution to the open access debate, I will draw upon my expertise as a sociologist who…

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