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Dr. Lorna Jowett

  • Job title: Reader in Television Studies
  • Department: Journalism, Media & Performance

General information

Lorna Jowett is currently Reader in Television Studies at the University of Northampton, School of the Arts (UK).

Dr Jowett earned her PhD in American poetry at the University of Durham (UK), has a BA in English Literature, also from the University of Durham.

Lorna has appeared on the Woman's Hour radio programme and in international horror magazine Fangoria, given invited public lectures in the UK and US, as well as providing annual public talks for National Schools Film Week and contributing to regular Cult Film Club nights at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse in Northampton. She contributed to the online Great Buffy Rewatch on Nikki Stafford's Nik at Nite blog and has reviewed television horror for the Twisted Tales website and blog.

Teaching

Lorna teaches Film and Screen Studies and Media Production within the School of the Arts at The University of Northampton and also contributes to the MA English (Contemporary Literature). She teaches on several modules including:

  • MED1073 - Studying Television
  • MED2078 - Researching for the Media
  • MED3037 – Science Fiction
  • MED3017 – Global Television 

Research

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

  • horror, science fiction, the vampire
  • cult television
  • genre and representation
  • television drama

Current research projects:

  • The Cult TV: TV Cultures Network is an AHRC-funded project addressing the Digital Transformations in Arts and Humanities theme. Over the course of its 18-month funded period, The Cult TV: TV Cultures Network will explore the ways in which television has taken on aspects once primarily linked to 'cult television' in order to encourage engagement and immersion from consumers beyond weekly television programming.

Conference co-organiser:

  • TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires, June 2013, The University of Northampton. Archived: http://tvfangdom.wordpress.com/

Lorna is on the editorial board of:

Publications

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2018

  1. Jowett, L. (2018) Member of Editorial Board. Monstrum. Montréal Monstrum Society (MMS) .
  2. Jowett, L. (2018) ‘Is the future going to be all girl?' Doctor Who and the frustrations of a feminist. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog. 23/03/2018

2017

  1. Jowett, L., Abbott, S. and Calvert, B. (2017) Buffy at 20 - a round table discussion with some senior Scoobies. Panel Presentation presented to: Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference, University of Huddersfield, 24-25 June 2017.
  2. Jowett, L. (2017) Dancing With the Doctor: Dimensions of Gender in the Doctor Who Universe. London: I.B. Tauris. 9781784533748.
  3. Jowett, L. (2017) Doctor Who and the politics of casting. Journal of Popular Television. 2046-9861 . (Accepted)
  4. Jowett, L. (2017) Horrible histories? Vampire television, period drama and spectacle. Horror Studies. 8(2), pp. 313-328. 2040-3275.
  5. Jowett, L., Abbott, S. and Starr, M. (2017) Introduction: Bloodlines: hunting the vampire through TV history. Horror Studies. 8(2), pp. 175-181. 2040-3275.
  6. Jowett, L. (2017) Mental health on TV and in HE. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog. 22/03/2017
  7. Jowett, L. (2017) TV 101: tips for teaching television. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog. 13/01/2017
  8. Jowett, L. (2017) The Final Girl? Isolated heroines and the absence of female friendship in teen horror. Panel Presentation presented to: Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives, The University of Northampton, 13 December 2017.
  9. Jowett, L., Abbott, S. and Janicker, R. (2017) Twenty-first century television horror's terrible places: a roundtable discussion. Panel Presentation presented to: At Home with Horror: Terror on the Small Screen, University of Kent, Canterbury, 27-29 October 2017.
  10. Jowett, L. (2017) White trash in wife-beaters? U.S. television werewolves, gender, and class. In: Jackson, K. and Belau, L. (eds.) Horror Television in the Age of Consumption: Binging on Fear. New York: Routledge. pp. 76-89.
  11. Jowett, L. (2017) ‘Everything happens in Laura’s dorm room’: Carmilla webseries reimagines LeFanu’s novella. Invited Presentation presented to: Cultural, Communication and Media Research Group Seminar, University of Salford, Mediacity UK, 08 November 2017.

2016

  1. Jowett, L., Abbott, S., Elliott-Smith, D. and Janicker, R. (2016) A new golden age of TV horror: a round table discussion. Panel Presentation presented to: Cine-Excess X: Cult Genres, Traditions and Bodies: A Decade of Excess, Birmingham, UK, 10-12 November 2016. (Unpublished)
  2. Jowett, L. (2016) American Horror Stories, repertory horror and intertextuality of casting. In: Janicker, R. (ed.) Reading American Horror Story: Essays on the Television Franchise. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 8-26.
  3. Jowett, L. (2016) Breaking into the boy’s club: Doctor Who and the gendering of TV production. Paper presented to: Doing Women’s Film and Television History III: Structures of Feeling, Phoenix Cinema, Leicester, 18-20 May 2016. (Unpublished)
  4. Jowett, L. and Iatropolous, M. (2016) Good cop, bad cop: interrogating Agents of SHIELD. Panel Presentation presented to: 7th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW7), Kingston University, UK, 07-10 July 2016. (Unpublished)
  5. Jowett, L. (2016) Not so cosy: And Then There Were None. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog. 14/01/2016
  6. Jowett, L., Simmons, D. and Robinson, K. L., (eds.) (2016) Time on Television: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture. London: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd. 9781784530136.
  7. Jowett, L., Robinson, K. L. and Jowett, L. (2016) Time on Television: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture. London: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd. 9781784530136.
  8. Jowett, L. (2016) ‘Centuries of evil… wacky sidekicks… yadda, yadda’: vampire television, vampire time and the conventions of flashback. In: Jowett, L., Simmons, D. and Robinson, K. L. (eds.) Time on TV: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture. London: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd. pp. 121-133.
  9. Simmons, D. (2016) “Bonanza was never like this..,” Quantum Leap and interrogating nostalgia. In: Jowett, L., Robinson, K. L. and Simmons, D. (eds.) Time on Television: Narrative Time, Time Travel and Time Travellers in Popular Television Culture. London: IB Tauris. pp. 145-156.
  10. Jowett, L. (2016) “Granny’s letting loose now”: American Horror Story, repertory casting and older women on television. Invited Presentation presented to: Gender, Literature, and Culture Seminar, Wadham College, Oxford, 26 February 2016. (Unpublished)

2015

  1. Jowett, L. (2015) BBC'S The Musketeers: 'Practiced pouts and complicated personal lives'. Critical Studies in Television Online Blog.
  2. Jowett, L. (2015) Celebrating LGBT characters in science fiction. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  3. Jowett, L. (2015) Ethics, employability, and education: ‘I want to work in the media’. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  4. Jowett, L. (2015) Nightmare in red: Twin Peaks parody, homage and mashup. In: Weinstock, J. and Spooner, C. (eds.) Return to Twin Peaks: New Approaches to Materiality, Theory, and Genre on Television. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 211-227.
  5. Jowett, L. (2015) Nightmare in red? Twin Peaks parody, homage, intertextuality and mashup. Paper presented to: I’ll See You Again in 25 Years: The Return of Twin Peaks and Generations of Cult TV, University of Salford, MediaCity, Manchester, 21-22 May, 2015. (Unpublished)
  6. Jowett, L. (2015) Not every girl wants to be a princess: remembering Xena. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  7. Jowett, L. (2015) Roles that are simply not there: diversity and intercectionality in contemporary television. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  8. Jowett, L. (2015) Swearwolves and werewolves: mockumentary, masculinity and mundane monsters. Panel Presentation presented to: The Company of Wolves: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives - Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans, University of Hertfordshire, 03-05 September 2015. (Unpublished)
  9. Jowett, L., Abbott, S. and Calvert, B. (2015) ‘A part of something bigger’: a roundtable discussion of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., transmedia television, and the Joss Whedon brand. In: PopMatters Media, (ed.) Joss Whedon: the Complete Companion. Revised and updated ed. London: Titan Books. pp. 421-430.

2014

  1. Jowett, L. (2014) 'I love him ... is that real?': interrogating romance through Victor and Sierra. In: Ginn, S., Buckman, A. R. and Porter, H. M. (eds.) Joss Whedon's Dollhouse: Confounding Purpose, Confusing Identity. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 127-140.
  2. Jowett, L. (2014) Children, television, nostalgia and audiences. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  3. Jowett, L. (2014) Costume, character and connotation: the legacy of leather pants. Panel Presentation presented to: 6th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW6), California State University, Sacramento, 19-22 June, 2014. (Unpublished)
  4. Jowett, L. (2014) Radio, with pictures? BBC Young Musician of the Year 2014. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  5. Starr, M. and Jowett, L. (2014) Shapeshifters and monster mashups. Invited Presentation presented to: Heroes and Monsters: Extra-ordinary Tales of Learning and Teaching in the Arts and Humanities, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester, 02-04 June 2014. (Unpublished)
  6. Jowett, L. (2014) Stuffing a rabbit in it: character, narrative and time in the Whedonverses. In: Wilcox, R. V., Cochran, T. R., Masson, C. and Lavery, D. (eds.) Reading Joss Whedon. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. pp. 297-311.
  7. Jowett, L. (2014) The girls who waited? Female companions and gender in Doctor Who. Invited Presentation presented to: Cooperative Center for Study Abroad Winter 2013 Meeting, The Courthouse Hotel, London, 03 January 2014. (Unpublished)
  8. Jowett, L. (2014) The girls who waited? Female companions and gender in Doctor Who. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies. 9(1), pp. 77-94. 1749-6020.
  9. Jowett, L. (2014) The new black: Tatiana Maslany and TV acting. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  10. Jowett, L. (2014) The twenty-first century is when everything changes. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  11. Jowett, L. (2014) Top 5 new TV drama of 2013. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.

2013

  1. Jowett, L. (2013) Member of Editorial Board. Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media. Cardiff University. 1471-5031.
  2. Jowett, L. (2013) 'Mulder, have you noticed that we're on television?' X-Cops, style and innovation. Science Fiction Film and Television ('The Truth is Out There' The X-Files 20 Years On: A Special Issue). 6(1), pp. 23-38. 1754-3770 (print), 1754-3789 (online).
  3. Jowett, L. (2013) Buffy, Dark Romance and female horror fans. In: Stuller, J. K. (ed.) Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bristol: Intellect. pp. 91-100.
  4. Jowett, L. (2013) Horrible histories. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  5. Jowett, L. (2013) Horrible histories? Vampire television, period drama, intimacy and spectacle. Paper presented to: TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires, The University of Northampton, 07-08 June 2013. (Unpublished)
  6. Jowett, L. (2013) Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. Other presented to: Pre-screening Talk, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton, 12 July 2013. (Unpublished)
  7. Jowett, L. (2013) Less is more? Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  8. Jowett, L. (2013) Pre-screening talk at the screening of Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Other presented to: Gravity film screening event, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton, 04 December 2013. (Unpublished)
  9. Jowett, L. (2013) TV together. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  10. Jowett, L. (2013) TV's evil queens. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  11. Jowett, L. (2013) Teaching TV. Critical Studies in Television (CST) Online Blog.
  12. Jowett, L. (2013) The Girls who waited? Female companions and gender in Doctor Who. Invited Keynote presented to: Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity, University of Hertfordshire, 03-05 September 2013. (Unpublished)
  13. Jowett, L. (2013) Trust me, I’m a Time Lord: Doctor Who needs to diversify. The Conversation.
  14. Jowett, L. (2013) ‘Pure, uncut reality so terrifying it makes Cthulhu look like a limp garden hose’: reality TV as gothic technique. Paper presented to: International Gothic Association (IGA) Conference 2013, University of Surrey, 05-08 August 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

  1. Jowett, L. (2012) Member of Editorial Board. Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association. 1546-9212.
  2. Jowett, L. (2012) Between the paws of the tender wolf: authorship, adaptation and audience. In: Andermahr, S. and Phillips, L. (eds.) Angela Carter: New Critical Readings. London: Continuum. pp. 23-33.
  3. Jowett, L. (2012) Fitting the profile: Dutch Wagenbach, realism, and the ensemble. In: Ray, N. (ed.) Interrogating The Shield. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. pp. 65-86.
  4. Jowett, L. (2012) Heroes, control, and regulation. In: Simmons, D. (ed.) Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 119-129.
  5. Jowett, L. (2012) Lindsey and Angel: reflecting masculinity. In: Money, M. A. and PopMatters Media, (eds.) Joss Whedon: the Complete Companion : the TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More. London: Titan Books. pp. 161-181.
  6. Jowett, L. and Abbott, S. (2012) TV Horror: Investigating the Darker Side of the Small Screen. London: I.B.Tauris. 9781848856189 (pbk), 9781848856172 (hbk).
  7. Jowett, L. (2012) ‘I love him ... Is that real?’: interrogating romance in Dollhouse. Paper presented to: 5th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC5), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 12-15 July 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

  1. Jowett, L. (2011) America’s favourite serial killer. Seminar Presentation presented to: Research Institute of Media, Arts and Design (RMID) seminar series, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, 02 March 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Jowett, L. (2011) Purgatory with color TV: motel rooms as liminal zones in Supernatural. In: Abbott, S. and Lavery, D. (eds.) TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural. Toronto: ECW Press. pp. 33-46.
  3. Jowett, L. (2011) Science, realism and professionalism in Ultraviolet. Paper presented to: Alien Nation: A Conference on British Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Television, Northumbria University, Newcastle, 20-21 July 2011. (Unpublished)
  4. Jowett, L. (2011) Spectacular collision/collusion: genre, “quality,” and contemporary television drama. In: Burger, A. (ed.) The Television World of Pushing Daisies: Critical Essays on the Bryan Fuller Series. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland. pp. 11-27.
  5. Jowett, L. (2011) The Girls who waited? Invited Keynote presented to: Visions from Behind the Sofa: a Doctor Who Symposium, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 23 November 2011. (Unpublished)

2010

  1. Jowett, L. (2010) Biting humor: harmony, parody and the female vampire. In: Comeford, A. and Burnett, T. (eds.) The Literary Angel: Essays on Influences and Traditions Reflected in the Joss Whedon Series. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. pp. 17-29.
  2. Jowett, L. (2010) Carnivàle: social surrealism and subjectivity. Paper presented to: Memory, Identity, and New Fantasy Cultures, Kingston University, 09 October 2010. (Unpublished)
  3. Jowett, L. (2010) Corpsicles, dead girls and fried-egg people: death and bodies in TV’s Pushing Daisies. Panel Presentation presented to: Cine-Excess IV: Fourth International Conference and Film Festival: Corporeal Excess: Cult Bodies, London, 29 April - 01 May 2010. (Unpublished)
  4. Jowett, L. (2010) Frak me: reproduction, gender, sexuality in Battlestar Galactica. In: Kaveney, R. and Stoy, J. (eds.) Battlestar Galactica : Investigating Flesh, Steel and Spirit. London: I B Tauris. pp. 59-80.
  5. Jowett, L. (2010) Kitchen sink vampires? Being Human and the British TV tradition. Paper presented to: Vegetarians, VILFs and Fang-Bangers: Modern Vampire Romance in Print and on Screen, De Montfort University, Leicester, 24 November 2010. (Unpublished)
  6. Jowett, L. (2010) Representation: exploring issues of sex, gender and race in cult TV. In: Abbott, S. (ed.) The Cult TV Book. London: I.B. Tauris. pp. 107-116.
  7. Jowett, L. (2010) Stuffing a rabbit in it: character, narrative and time in the Whedonverses. Keynote presented to: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 4 (SC4), St Augustine, Florida, USA, 03-06 June 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. Jowett, L. (2009) Member of Editorial Board. Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies. 1546-9212.
  2. Phillips, L., Jowett, L., Ringrose, C. and Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B. (2009) Guest editor of Special issue: Reassessing the Graphic Novel. Critical Engagements: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. 3(1) London: UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies. 9781445754857. 1754-0984.
  3. Jowett, L. (2009) Biting humour: parody and the female vampire. Paper presented to: Cine-Excess III: The Third International Conference on Global Cult Film, Odeon Covent Garden and the Curzon Soho Cinema, London, 30 April - 02 May 2009. (Unpublished)
  4. Phillips, L., Jowett, L., Ringrose, C. and Wiseman-Trowse, N. J. B., (eds.) (2009) Critical Engagements 3.1: A Journal of Criticism and Theory, Reassessing the Graphic Novel: Special issue. London: UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies. 9781445754857.
  5. Jowett, L. (2009) Folding time: history, subjectivity, and intimacy in Vonnegut. In: Simmons, D. (ed.) New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 133-146.
  6. Jowett, L. (2009) Plastic fantastic? Genre, technology, science and magic in Angel. In: Geraghty, L. (ed.) Channeling the Future: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. pp. 167-181.
  7. Jowett, L. (2009) Rape, power, realism and the fantastic on television. In: Gunne, S. and Brigley Thompson, Z. (eds.) Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. London: Routledge.
  8. Jowett, L. (2009) “Not like other men?” The vampire body in Joss Whedon’s Angel. Studies in Popular Culture. 32(1), pp. 37-51. 0888-5753.

2008

  1. Jowett, L. (2008) Back to the future: retrofuturism, cyberpunk and humanity in Firefly and Serenity. In: Wilcox, R. and Cochran, T. R. (eds.) Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier. London: I.B. Tauris. pp. 101-113.
  2. Jowett, L. (2008) Mad, bad, and dangerous to know? Negotiating stereotypes of science. In: Potter, T. and Marshall, C. W. (eds.) Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica. London: Continuum. pp. 64-75.
  3. Jowett, L. (2008) Self-made man: Lindsey McDonald, ‘the Cain to Angel’s Abel’. Invited Presentation presented to: SC3: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA, 5-8 June 2008. (Unpublished)

2007

  1. Jowett, L. (2007) Angel's female freaks. Panel Presentation presented to: Buffy Hereafter From the Whedonverse to the Whedonesque Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 17-19 October 2007. (Unpublished)
  2. Jowett, L. (2007) Helping the hopeless: Angel as critical dystopia. Critical Studies in Television: scholarly studies in small screen fictions. 2(1), pp. 74-89. 1749-6020. http://www.criticalstudiesintelevision.com/
  3. Jowett, L. (2007) Lab coats and lipstick: smart women reshape science on television. In: Inness, S. A. (ed.) Geek Chic: Smart Women in Popular Culture. London: Palgrave. pp. 31-48.

2005

  1. Jowett, L. (2005) Sex and the Slayer: a Gender Studies Primer For the Buffy Fan. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press. 0819567582.
  2. Jowett, L. (2005) To the Max: embodying intersections in Dark Angel. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. 5(4) 1547-4348.
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