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Dr Ross Garner BA (Cardiff), MA (Bristol), PhD (Cardiff)

Dr Ross Garner

BA (Cardiff), MA (Bristol), PhD (Cardiff)


School of Journalism, Media and Culture

+44 (0)29 2087 5475
Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS
Media commentator

Dr Ross Garner is a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Ross is Course Director of the BA Media and Communications and teaches three modules across the BA programmes. Ross joined JOMEC in September 2012 after having previously taught at the University of South Wales and the University of Worcester.

Ross's research interests are firmly located within the field of Television Studies and are primarily focused on the intersection between industrial contexts and the texts that arise from these. This approach includes researching beyond television programmes, however, by taking in areas of television branding and media tourism. Ross has published research in different international peer-edited journals and edited collections, is a regular blogger for Critical Studies in Television and is currently writing the monograph Nostalgia, Digital Television and Transmediality (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).

Alongside Naomi Dunstan, Ross was one of the primary researchers on the AHRC/REACT-funded project Fans on Foot which explored the possibilities of developing connected objects to enhance the experiences of media fans visiting locations used for the filming of their favourite TV programmes.

Ross is currently supervising the following PhD students:

- Rebecca Wright Garraway - "Representations of 'Alpha Females' in Contemporary Hollywood"
- Lama Abuhassan - "Screen Architecture: A Phenomenology of Dread in Thriller Films"
- Kyle Barrowman - "Translating the Dragon: Bruce Lee Between Film and Cultural Studies"













Ross is Module Leader on the following undergraduate courses:

  • Year One - An Introduction to Media Audiences
  • Year Two - Tele-Fictions
  • Year Three - 21st Century British Television: Industry, Form and Audiences


Ross supervises dissertation research across BA, MA and PhD levels. Typical topics of interest include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Media constructions of nostalgia.
  • Transmediality and transmedia storytelling.
  • Media tourism.
  • Television industries and institutions.
  • Industrially-focused approaches to cult media.
  • Twin Peaks and/or the cinema of David Lynch.

My research is located within the field of Television Studies and typically explores the intersections between aspects of contemporary industry practice and the texts or products that arise as a result of these institutional factors. The approach I use takes in a broad range of texts, however, such as publicity, branding and marketing material or official and unofficial examples of media tourism.

My current areas of research cover:

  • Constructions of nostalgia in relation to television production contexts.
  • Media tourism.
  • Transmediality and transmedia storytelling.
  • "Classic" television.
  • Television industries.
  • Cult TV.
  • Twin Peaks and/or the cinema of David Lynch.

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