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Area of academic expertise - outline

My primary area of interest is British television drama. I completed a PhD in 2001 in space and place on-screen and much of this work focused on the dynamics of screen space on television. Recently I have been developing research on Northern identity on the small screen, contributing to the Journal of Popular Television special issue on Northern Stardom with an analysis of Paul Hollywood (The Great British Bake Off). I also have a background in English Literature which continues to underpin an interest in adaptation and the transmedial relationship between film, television and literature.  I also have an interest in costume design and completed an article for the Journal of Film, Fashion & Consumption on The Paradise & Mr Selfridge

My commitment to film scholarship has continued: I have an interest in film noir and crime cinema and recently contributed  an article on film noir and its fans with a focus on the Noir City film festival for the journal Participations: the Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

Current research activities

I am currently working on the topicality of British television drama, specifically with a focus on the inter-relationship between politics, society and communities on-screen. I have recently completed work on Mr Selfridge, The Paradise and Downton Abbey and I am extending this work with an investigation of Happy Valley. I have also recently completed a book chapter on the adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the cultural politics of prestige. 

Desired research direction

I am interested in continuing with my work on British television drama and welcome collaborations in this area.  

Target collaborative companies

I would be interested in collaborative research or practice-based research with independent production companies such as Red Productions, Shed Media and Working Title. 

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Research Output

More than just a line of sight: cinematic windows and their significance

Grace, T. & Jamieson, G., 2019, Dedans Dehors: Approches Pluridisciplinaires de la Fenêtre. Katsika, K. (ed.). France: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • ‘Fuckin’ cheesecake. Of course there’s a contract out on us and all’: adapting George V Higgins

    Grace, A. & Jamieson, G., 31 May 2018, Crime Fiction: A Critical Casebook. Butler, S. & Sienkiewicz-Charlish, A. (eds.). Peter Lang, (Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • ‘We’re all in this together!’: Big Society Themes in Downton Abbey

    Jamieson, G., 28 Feb 2018, Exploring Downton Abbey. Stoddart, S. (ed.). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Review: Game of Thrones: An International Conference, University of Hertfordshire, 6-7 September 2017

    Jamieson, G., 20 Oct 2017, U.S. Studies Online 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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  • Activities

    Queen's Garden Party at Palace of Holyroodhouse

    Gill Jamieson (Participant)
    3 Jul 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

    Transatlantic Literary Women Series Seminar

    Gill Jamieson (Participant), Helen Hanson (Invited speaker), Kari Sund (Organiser)
    9 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Purple Reign

    Gill Jamieson (Participant)
    24 May 201726 May 2100

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    UWS Inspiring Women

    Gill Jamieson (Participant)
    14 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Gill Jamieson (Speaker)
    30 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk