20052019

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Personal profile

Biography

For more than 20 years Lorna has published widely on horror, science fiction, the vampire, cult television, and television drama. She count over 50 monographs, book chapters, or refereed papers in my publications record, including chapters in two award-winning books, and have given invited or keynote presentations at two international meetings. She regularly peer review for journals (e.g. Critical Studies in Television) and publishers (such as Routledge, Scarecrow Press, Palgrave) across a broad spectrum of television, film and genre areas. As Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded Cult TV: TV Cultures network project she coordinated the On TV festival, run in collaboration with the Showroom cinema, Sheffield. Lorna co-organised TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires (2013, University of Northampton), Daughter of Fangdom (April 2015, University of Roehampton), and the 2016 Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses. She has supervised 5 PhDs to completion.

Lorna Jowett is currently Reader in Television Studies at the University of Northampton, Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (UK).

Research Interests

Lorna has published widely on television, film and popular culture during her career with particular focus on:

  • horror, the vampire
  • science fiction
  • cult television
  • gender and representation
  • feminism and queer identities
  • television drama

 

Teaching Interests

Lorna teaches Film and Screen Studies and Creative Media Production within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology at The University of Northampton. She teaches across several modules including:

  • MED1085 – Writing the Media
  • MED2078 – Researching for the Media
  • MED3008 - Horror on Screen
  • MED3037 – Science Fiction
  • MED3017 – Global Television
  • MED4028 and 4029 Media, Film & Screen Studies Dissertation

Supervision

Anthony Stepniak; English and Creative Writing

Investigating the Wicked Queen in Contemporary Narratives.

 

Roy Wallace; Journalism and Media

From documenting subcultures to academic video essay: a critical exploration of historical and contemporary documentary debates.

Other Responsibilities

Programme Leader Film & Screen Studies 2015-17, Media Production & Moving Image 2015-17

Third Year Tutor, Film & Screen Studies, 2013-

Course Leader Film & TV Studies 2007-2012

Admissions Tutor Film & TV Studies 2007-2012

Field Chair Film, Media & Communications 2010-2012

University Research Degrees Committee, University Research Ethics Committee, Arts & Humanities Research Degrees Board, Faculty Research & Enterprise Committee, School of the Arts Quality & Standards Committee, School of the Arts Research & Enterprise Committee, University E-Strategy Board, Learning & Teaching Committee

External Roles

Member of the editorial board of Slayage: the Journal of the Whedon Studies Association since 2005; Intensities: the Journal of Cult Media since 2012; Monstrum, journal of the Montréal Monstrum Society since 2018.

Member of the peer review board for World of Whedon book series, McFarland.

President of the Whedon Studies Association (WSA) 2018-2020. Vice President of the Whedon Studies Association (WSA) 2016-18.

Member of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), British Association of American Studies (BAAS) and charter member of the Whedon Studies Association (WSA).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Durham University

Bachelor, Durham University

External positions

External Examiner BA Hons Film Studies, University of Portsmouth

20152019

External examiner BA Hons Television and New Broadcast Media, Kingston University

20132017

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Research Output

Dancing With the Doctor: Dimensions of Gender in the Doctor Who Universe

Jowett, L., 21 Apr 2017, 1st ed. I.B.Tauris. 224 p. (Who Watching)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • "Most of you are wondering who the heck I am": Carmilla (2014-2016, online) as Digital Reimagining of LeFanu’s "Carmilla."

    Jowett, L. E., 13 Sep 2019, Gothic Afterlives: Reincarnations of Horror in Film and Popular Media. Piatti-Farnell, L. (ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, p. 79-94 15 p. (Remakes, Reboots, and Adaptions).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

    Open Access
    File
  • Joss Whedon vs. the Horror Tradition: The Production of Genre in Buffy and Beyond

    Woofter, K. (ed.) & Jowett, L. E. (ed.), 29 Nov 2018, London: I.B.Tauris. 344 p. ( International Library of the Moving Image)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Rey, Mary Sue and Phasma Too: Feminism and Fan Responses to The Force Awakens Merchandise

    Jowett, L. E., Jul 2019, Disney's Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception . Proctor, W. & McCulloch, R. (eds.). University of Iowa Press, p. 192-205 14 p. (Fandom & Culture).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Victor Fresco's Santa Clarita Diet: Television Horror

    Jowett, L. & Abbott, S., 30 Jun 2019, Horror: A Companion. Bacon, S. (ed.). Peter Lang, p. 45-52 8 p. (Genre Fiction and Film Companions).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

    Open Access
    File
  • Dawn of the Dead

    Woofter, K. (ed.), DeGiglio-Bellemare, M. (ed.) & Jowett, L. E., 20 Apr 2018, In : Monstrum. 1, 1, p. 21 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Doctor Who and the politics of casting

    Jowett, L., 1 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Popular Television. 6, 2, p. 241-256 16 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Introduzione: di Lorna Jowett

    Translated title of the contribution: Introduction : By Lorna Jowett Maio, B. (Translator) & Jowett, L. E., 2018, In : Osservatorio TV. p. 5-10 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalEditorial

    Open Access
  • Activities

    Evil Cleavage

    Lorna Jowett (Speaker)

    14 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsKeynoteResearch

    Gothflix

    Lorna Jowett (Speaker)

    1 Feb 20202 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsKeynoteResearch

    'I got a new kill poncho': Santa Clarita Diet and the Pleasures of Zombie Embodiment’

    Lorna Jowett (Speaker)

    27 Jul 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    Katharine Isabelle and Canadian Horror’s Timeless Bitches

    Lorna Jowett (Speaker)

    8 Nov 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. (Publisher)

    Lorna Jowett (Reviewer)

    8 Jan 201826 Apr 2018

    Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkPublication Peer-reviewResearch

    Critical Studies in Television (Journal)

    Lorna Jowett (Reviewer)

    18 Apr 2018

    Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkPublication Peer-reviewResearch

    McFarland & Company, Inc (Publisher)

    Lorna Jowett (Reviewer)

    13 Apr 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication Peer-review and Editorial WorkEditorial workResearch

    Whedon Studies Association (External organisation)

    Lorna Jowett (Chair)

    20182020

    Activity: Membership of a Board, Committee, Council or NetworkMembership of boardResearch