Lecturer in Film and Television, Royal Holloway, University of London.

About Me

JP Kelly is a lecturer in television at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of Time, Technology and Narrative Form in Contemporary US Television Drama: Pause, Rewind, Record (2018, Palgrave). His research has been published in Convergence, CST Online, In Media Res, and The Conversation.

I worked as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby from 2010 to 2013 where I convened a number of practice and theory-based courses. Whilst at the University of Derby my teaching spanned a wide range of media-related topics including documentary filmmaking (practice and theory), US and UK TV drama (practice and theory), television history, media research techniques and critical theory. In 2013 I began my current post as Lecturer in Film and TV in the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London where I teach courses on documentary, the creative industries, and the history of film and television.

My current research explores a number of different but interrelated areas including nostalgia in contemporary screen cultures, digital preservation, and the role of "big data" in 21st century television. Other current areas of interest include televised sports, contemporary documentary, and emerging models of television distribution.


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Television and "big data", TV audience ratings, streaming services (Netflix, BBC iPlayer), digital archives, distribution technologies, nostalgia, and narrative form.



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