Irish Television Crime Drama – Symposium


Irish Television Crime Drama – Symposium

National Film School &
Department of Humanities & Arts Management
Institute of Art, Design and Technology,
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
November 27 & 28, 2014

Is television drama pure entertainment? Does it have a wider function in culture and society? IADT is hosting a Television Drama Symposium, with an emphasis on crime drama to tackle these questions. Bringing academics, practitioners and policy-makers together, this conference provides a forum for an engaged and timely debate from diverse perspectives on television drama in Ireland in the 21st century. How does the local connect to the global? Where does the real stop and the imagined start?

The symposium opens on Thursday evening with a round-table discussion with the Love / Hate team – writer and creator Stuart Carolan, Producer Suzanne McAuley and actor John Connors. This is followed on Friday by a talk from an expert on the success of Danish Television Drama in recent years as well as presentations by key industry personnel from RTE, TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann, writers and producers from TV Drama and Irish and international academics in the field.

Speakers and participants confirmed to date:
Prof. Jonathan Bignell – University of Reading, Stuart Carolan – Love / Hate, John Connors – Actor, Paul Duane – Writer, Jane Gogan – RTÉ, Neasa Hardiman – Director, James Hickey – Irish Film Board, Dr. Conn Holohan – NUIG, Eoghan Harris – Writer, James Mavor – Writer, Suzanne McAuley – Love / Hate, Máire Ní Chonláin Commissioning Editor – TG4, Ciarán O Cofaigh – Producer, Prof Eva Novrup Redvall – University of Copenhagen, Dr. Lindsay Steenberg, Oxford Brookes University.

This conference will be of interest to students, researchers, academics, practitioners and policy-makers in the field of television drama, film and media studies.
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