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The role of television and social media news videos in raising the socio-political awareness of Jordanian University students (2020)
Thesis
Al-Jalabneh, A. A. S. H. The role of television and social media news videos in raising the socio-political awareness of Jordanian University students. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1491266

This thesis investigates the use and perceived awareness of Jordanian university students towards the socio-political news presented by Television “National Jordanian and Satellite TV” in comparison to Social Media “Facebook and YouTube”. The thesis... Read More about The role of television and social media news videos in raising the socio-political awareness of Jordanian University students.

Expanding practice: Script development with new Deaf screenwriting talent (2020)
Journal Article
Davies, A. (in press). Expanding practice: Script development with new Deaf screenwriting talent. Journal of Screenwriting, 11(2),

In Deaf film and television, modest production budgets and limited training opportunities present considerable challenges for emerging screenwriting talent. This article argues that orthodox approaches to developing screenplays must be expanded when... Read More about Expanding practice: Script development with new Deaf screenwriting talent.

What does decolonising the curriculum mean? (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Evans, M., & Sobers, S. (2020, June). What does decolonising the curriculum mean?. Presented at UWE Festival of Learning 2020

What does decolonising the curriculum mean? What practical steps can I make to adapt my teaching? Myra Evans and Dr Shawn Sobers explore the issue and ideas and actions to make change. The session has been designed to help staff to consider how they... Read More about What does decolonising the curriculum mean?.

The encounter with the real: What can Complicite’s Theatre performance 'The Encounter' teach us about the future of VR narratives? (2020)
Journal Article
Salihbegovic, F. (2020). The encounter with the real: What can Complicite’s Theatre performance 'The Encounter' teach us about the future of VR narratives?. Body, Space & Technology, 19(1), 125-152. https://doi.org/10.16995/bst.336

The most recent emergence of relatively inexpensive VR technologies has received an enthusiastic attention from the entertainment industry, visual and multimedia artists, and academia. The world of computer gaming is thriving with the new VR platform... Read More about The encounter with the real: What can Complicite’s Theatre performance 'The Encounter' teach us about the future of VR narratives?.

Zanjir (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
Mahmoodian, A. Zanjir. [Photography]. Exhibited at Arnolfini. 18 January 2020 - 22 March 2020. (Unpublished)

Amak Mahmoodian’s Zanjir (Translation: “chain”) explores complex ideas about identity, home, exile and family. Building on a photobook of the same name, the exhibition will be the first complete gallery presentation of the project, bringing it into a... Read More about Zanjir.

Exploring Flexible Production in ‘Original Content’ Television (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Lees, D., & Sexton, M. (2020, January). Exploring Flexible Production in ‘Original Content’ Television. Paper presented at Methodologies of Screen Industries Research, Bristol, UK

For many media departments within academia, the integration of theory and practice represents a ‘problem’ requiring attention (S. Maras, 2005). This paper proposes how production processes may be aligned with the poetics of storytelling and how the... Read More about Exploring Flexible Production in ‘Original Content’ Television.

Developing new Deaf screenwriting talent (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Davies, A. (2020). Developing new Deaf screenwriting talent. In Avanca Cinema 2019. , (91-99). https://doi.org/10.37390/ac.v0i0.10

This paper examines how orthodox approaches to developing screenplays must be expanded when working with emerging screenwriting talent. It explores the particular issues and problems facing those working in Deaf film and TV, where production budgets... Read More about Developing new Deaf screenwriting talent.

The Burning (2019)
Digital Artefact
Lees, D. (in press). The Burning. [Digital film]

‘Modes of Creative Practice’ in fiction filmmaking: towards a new Theory of Film Practice (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Lees, D. (2019, December). ‘Modes of Creative Practice’ in fiction filmmaking: towards a new Theory of Film Practice. Paper presented at Sightlines: Screen Production and the Academy, RMIT Melbourne, Australia

In this paper, I present the concept of the ‘Modes of Creative Practice’, a theoretical construct that provides us with a new form of taxonomy of film. I will explain how the practice research conducted through the making of The Burning illustrates... Read More about ‘Modes of Creative Practice’ in fiction filmmaking: towards a new Theory of Film Practice.

Zanjir (2019)
Book
Mahmoodian, A. (2019). Zanjir. (1). Denmark: RRB Photobooks / IC Visual Lab

Zanjir is a conversation imagined between the artist Amak Mahmoodian (1980-present) and the Persian princess and memoirist Taj Saltaneh (1883 - 1936). In Zanjir, Amak Mahmoodian draws on imagery from King name's collection from the 19th Century held... Read More about Zanjir.

The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults. (2019)
Book
Sobers, S. (in press). The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults. Bath: Imperial Voice

This illustrated photo-book explores the story of Emperor Haile Selassie and the Ethiopian royal family coming to live in the city of Bath following Mussolini's invasion, and how they used pianola music to create a sense of sanctity for the family at... Read More about The Emperor and the Pianiola: A children's book for adults..

A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive. Presented at Afrika Eye Festival 2019, Watershed, Bristol

In this introduction to the Sudanese documentary film 'Talking About Trees', Sobers brings the storyline to a Bristol context. He charts Bristol's own history of professional Black filmmakers, and argues that making films alone is no longer enough.... Read More about A Call For A Black Bristol Filmmakers Archive.

Point of View - Positioning public engagement central to your research. Case Study: Ethiopian echoes in a British Landscape AHRC Research Networks project (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). Point of View - Positioning public engagement central to your research. Case Study: Ethiopian echoes in a British Landscape AHRC Research Networks project. Presented at Meet the AHRC - Delivery Plan launch, Cardiff University - School of Journalism

This key-note presentation discussed approaches to research design and methodology, and offers thoughts towards how to connect research projects closer to real world experience and impact. The three areas discussed were; 1) Public engagement as the c... Read More about Point of View - Positioning public engagement central to your research. Case Study: Ethiopian echoes in a British Landscape AHRC Research Networks project.

The politics and myth of the Untold Story: From personal liberatory practice to decolonial discourse (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, November). The politics and myth of the Untold Story: From personal liberatory practice to decolonial discourse. Paper presented at Decolonial methodologies: Arts, Politics, Europe, Body-politics Research Unit, Aarhus University, Denmark

This talk will discussed a journey in creative practice and deconstructing motivations of making - from the personal to the political and the blurs inbetween. Sobers discussed modes of using creative culture to challenge to the colonial centre, and e... Read More about The politics and myth of the Untold Story: From personal liberatory practice to decolonial discourse.

Me and my work: Education, Photography, Filmmaking, and Rastafari philosophy (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sobers, S. (2019, October). Me and my work: Education, Photography, Filmmaking, and Rastafari philosophy

In this wide-ranging talk, Sobers discussed how he got to be where he is now with his career, shared some examples of his photography and films, and talked how Rastafari and Pan-Africanism has informed his creative practice and life choices.

Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice (2019)
Journal Article
Evans, M. (2019). Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice. Journalism Education, 8(1), 49-58

In recent years there has been a huge growth in apprenticeship and internship style learning in the UK but does this provide students with a safe place to make mistakes or are they simply mirroring the mistakes of others? This paper will examine the... Read More about Doing it for real: A study of experiential and situated learning approaches in teaching journalism practice.

Off the Page (2019)
Exhibition / Performance
Harman, A. Off the Page. 7 October 2019 - 20 October 2019. (Unpublished)

In a unique alliance with Oriel Colwyn and the Northern Eye Festival 2019, Another Place Press published artists have been invited to submit work for a new exhibition. Selected images transfer from the printed page to the wall, creating a new collabo... Read More about Off the Page.


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