Mr Ross Garner - BA (Cardiff), MA (Bristol)
Media and Cultural Studies Email: GarnerRP1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 75475
Fax: +44 (0)29 202 38832
Location: Room 1.30, Bute Building
Ross Garner teaches on the BA Undergraduate course in JOMEC and is also a supervisor of undergraduate dissertations.
Ross has recently submitted his PhD at Cardiff University. It is entitled ‘Nostalgia and Post-2005 British Time Travel Dramas: A Semiotic Analysis of a Television Genre Cycle’. He previously lectured at the University of Glamorgan and the University of Worcester before joining JOMEC in September 2012.
- Television industries and history
- Public service broadcasting
- TV genres
- Cult and/or fantasy-based media forms
- Mediatised nostalgia and memory
- Social constructionism
Ross teaches the BA Modules: MC3517 – Tele-Fictions; MC3511 – Cult Media and Fandom; MC3512 – Horror, Fantasy and the Media; and MC3570 – Quality TV Drama.
Garner, R. P. (2010) ‘“Don’t You Forget About Me”: Intertexutality and Generic Anchoring in The Sarah Jane Adventures’, in Garner, R.P., Beattie, M. And McCormack, U. (eds.) Impossible Worlds, Impossible Things: Cultural Perspectives on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
Garner, R.P. (2013) ‘Access Denied: Negotiating Public Service and Commercial Tensions through Torchwood’s Intertextual Barricade’, in R Williams (ed.) Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream-Cult Television. London: IB Tauris.
Garner, R. P. (2013) ‘Friends Reunited?: Intra-Franchise Authorship Discourses and Brand Management Strategies for ‘Death of the Doctor’ (2010), in A O’Day (ed.) Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour. London: IB Tauris.
Garner, R. P. (2013) ‘“That’s Sarah Jane!”: Intradiegetic Allusions, Embodied Presence and Nostalgia’, in M Hills and D Mellor (eds.) New Dimensions of Doctor Who: Exploring Space, Time and Television. London: IB Tauris.
Ross Garner’s research focuses upon fictional television forms and content and employs social constructionist theories to consider how certain discourses (nostalgia, public service, genres etc.) become articulated within specific historical, national and industrial contexts.
His research frequently adopts a case study approach towards individual programmes to investigate how discourses mutate across combinations of genre and/or channel and are impacted upon by differing industrial pressures regarding public service or commercial remits, imagined audiences and scheduling.
Ross’s research primarily focuses upon examples of ‘cult’ and/or fantasy/science fiction television commissioned within the UK and the US.