Public lecture: What the audience wants: Audience research, race, and screen culture in postwar Britain

audiences imageDate: Friday 3 March

Time: 4pm to 6pm

Venue: DS 2.14

The Citizenship, ‘race’ and Belonging (CRaB) research group is proud to present a public lecture by Dr Christine Grandy.

Her talk addresses shifting official and unofficial perceptions of what was acceptable or ‘politically correct’ when it came to images of race on screen in the period 1948 to 1978. It also explores the role of a variety of organisations, including the BBC, ITV, BBFC and the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association, and audiences, including black and minority ethnic viewers, in imagining postwar British audiences who were routinely constructed as impressionable and fragile.

Christine Grandy is senior lecturer in history at the University of Lincoln. Her first book, Heroes and Happy endings: Class, gender and nation in popular film and fiction in interwar Britain was published by MUP in 2014.

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