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Lacan's Sade: the politics of happiness (2015)
Journal Article
Wright, C. (2015). Lacan's Sade: the politics of happiness. Paragraph, 38(3), doi:10.3366/para.2015.0174

This article assesses the contemporary relevance of Sade’s work and thought by returning to Jacques Lacan’s interpretation of it. It is argued that if the Sadean emphasis on sexual freedom has been co-opted by neoliberal capitalism, this is in part t... Read More

Layering engagement: the temporal dynamics of transmedia television (2015)
Journal Article
Evans, E. (2015). Layering engagement: the temporal dynamics of transmedia television. Storyworlds, 7(2),

The last fifteen years have seen dramatic changes in the UK within both the television industry and televisual storytelling techniques. Rapid technological changes have not only increased the variety of screen devices, they have also changed the boun... Read More

“Show us your moves”: trade rituals of television marketing (2015)
Journal Article
Grainge, P., & Johnson, C. (2015). “Show us your moves”: trade rituals of television marketing. Arts and the Market, 5(2), 126-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/aam-06-2014-0022

The purpose of this paper is to examine the professional culture of television marketing in the UK, the sector of arts marketing responsible for the vast majority of programme trailers and channel promos seen on British television screens. In researc... Read More

Discourse and the master's lining: a Lacanian critique of the globalizing (bio)politics of the diagnostic and statistical manual (2015)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (2015). Discourse and the master's lining: a Lacanian critique of the globalizing (bio)politics of the diagnostic and statistical manual. In A. Zevnik, & S. Tomšič (Eds.), Jacques Lacan: between psychoanalysis and politicsRoutledge

This chapter outlines the different conceptualisations of 'discourse' in the work of Foucault and Lacan. If Foucault's understanding has been much more influential in academic approaches such as Discourse Analysis, the links between Lacan's notion of... Read More

The economics of free: freemium games, branding and the impatience economy (2015)
Journal Article
Evans, E. (2015). The economics of free: freemium games, branding and the impatience economy. Convergence, 22(6), 563-580. doi:10.1177/135485651456705

The gaming industry has seen dramatic change and expansion with the emergence of ‘casual’ games that promote shorter periods of game play. Free to download, but structured around micro-payments, these games raise the complex relationship between game... Read More