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

BA CCI field trip

Students in the BA Culture and Creative Industries undertook direct observation to enhance their research skills in East London. First year students taking the module Cultural and Creative Industries, Arts and Popular Culture made a group visit to Hoxton Square and surroundings yesterday with Cecilia. The purpose of the visit was to collect observations about urban…

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Cultural Capital: promise and price of the creative economy

Andy Pratt took part in a panel debate on the challenges and opportunity that the creative economy poses for New York. The immediate context are a number of well known artists (such as David Byrne) stating that it was no longer possible for artists to live and develop a career in New York see article here ….

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CPM students visit to Saddler’s Wells

Students taking the Dr Jo Littler’s ‘Public Culture: The Politics of Participation’ elective on the MA CPM had a trip out to Sadler’s Wells this week. Director of Creative Learning Fiona Ross (pictured, with students) gave a talk at City about her job, and the work Sadler’s Wells does in trying to reach people with the least opportunity…

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Jo Littler nominated for research supervision award

Everybody in CCI is pleased to congratulate Jo Littler on being nominated in the Student Voice Awards in the Category of Research Supervision. The Student Voice Award scheme is run by the Students’ Union in conjunction with the Learning Development Centre, to acknowledge lecturers who have demonstrated great commitment to top-quality teaching, learning, and assessment over the…

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Christina Scharff seminar on Wednesday 26th: CANCELLED

CCI seminar series 4:30 Weds 26th D427 Christina Scharff seminar on Wednesday 26th: CANCELLED. Sorry for the short notice but this seminar will be rearranged for the Summer term.

Cultures of colour: Dominique Grisard will be an honorary visiting felllow in CCI in September

We are delighted to be welcoming Dominique Grisard as an honorary visiting felllow in CCI in September. Dominique is a Swiss National Science Foundation fellow and will be a Visiting Scholar at City University London this Autumn. A historian by training, Grisard has been teaching Gender Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland, since 2006. From…

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First meeting of Gender & Sexualities Research Forum

We are delighted to invite interested PhD students and academics to the first meeting of the Gender & Sexualities Research Forum at City WHEN: Monday 24th March at 4 pm WHERE: Room D427, 4th floor Social Sciences Building Dr Lia Litosseliti  : “Gender and Language: Around the Field in 40 Minutes” Dr Lia Litosseliti is Senior…

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‘Anime: A History’ reviewed in LSE Review of Books

Dr Casey Brienza’s review of Anime: A History by Jonathan Clements has been published today by the LSE Review of Books. She has also previously written reviews of The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story by Ian Condry and Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan by Marc Steinberg…

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On Japan’s Transnational Cool for Discover Society

An article by Dr Casey Brienza, titled “Does Manga’s Transnational Cool Benefit Japan?” and providing a layperson’s introduction to her research on manga publishing in the United States, has been published this month in the sixth issue of Discover Society. Discover Society is published by Social Research Publications, a not-for-profit collaboration between sociology and social policy…

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Andy Pratt discusses the video games industry

A City News article and City Perspectives video on the video game industry are now live at: Included in the video is an interview with Prof Andy Pratt; Andy is also referred to in the accompanying article. The City PR people say: The wide dissemination of this series is a key part of our motivation…

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