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Elizabeth Evans
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Member, Board of Directors, 2018-2021

Biography: Elizabeth Evans is Associate Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. Her research examines the social, industrial and technological factors that shape (and are shaped by) audiences’ experiences of media texts. At the heart of this is the emergence of digital technologies and transmedia strategies. Throughout her research she employs a range of qualitative methodologies and is also interested in exploring new and innovative ways of capturing audience’s media experiences.

Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies
School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom


Office phone: +44 (0)115 951 4241


Twitter: @LizJEvans


PhD, Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London
MA Film Studies, University of Southampton
BA (Hons) English, University of Southampton

Research Interests: How media audiences make sense of new technologies; how transmedia logics emerge through creative practice and audience experiences; how technological affordances, industry strategies and audience experiences intersect to shape the value of texts and devices; innovative audience research methodologies; television studies; media industry studies; game studies.


Selected Publications:

Understanding Engagement in Transmedia Culture, London: Routledge, forthcoming.

Transmedia Television, in Matt Freeman ed. The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies, London: Routledge, 2018

Transmedia Distribution, in Matt Freeman ed. The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies, London: Routledge, 2018.

Co-author with Tim Coughlan and Vicky Coughlan, Building Digital Estates: Multiscreening, technology management and ephemeral television Critical Studies in Television. 12(2), pp 191-205, 2017.

Co-author with Paul McDonald, Juyeon Bae, Sriparna Ray and Emanuelle Santos, Universal ideals in local realities: Online viewing in South Korea, Brazil and India, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 22:4, pp 408-425, 2016.

The Economics of Free: Freemium Games, Branding and the Impatience Economy, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 22:6 pp 563-580. 2015

"It's Probably Just Me": The Literacies of Pervasive Sound Narratives, Journal of Sonic Studies, 9, online, 2015.

Layering Engagement: The Temporal Dynamics of Transmedia Television, Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies. 7(2), pp 111-128, 2015.

Tweeting on the BBC: Audience and Brand Management via Third Party Websites, in Avi Santo, Derek Johnson and Derek Kompare eds. Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries New York: NYU Press, 2014.

"We're all a bunch of Nutters!": Production Dynamics in ARGs International Journal of Communication. 8, 1-20, 2014.

Co-author with Martin Flintham and Sarah Martindale, The Malthusian Paradox: Performance in an Alternate Reality Game Pervasive Ubiquitous Computing 18:7 pp1567-1582, 2014.

Learning with the Doctor: pedagogic strategies in transmedia 'Doctor Who' in Matt Hills ed. New dimensions of Doctor Who: adventures in space, time and television I.B. Tauris, 2013.

Transmedia Television: audiences, new media and daily life London: Routledge, 2011.

'Carnaby Street, 10am': KateModern and the Ephemeral Dynamics of Online Drama in Paul Grainge ed. Ephemeral Media: transitory screen culture from television to YouTube Palgrave Macmillan. 156-174, 2011.

Superman vs Shrödinger’s Cat: taste, etiquette and independent cinema audiences as indirect communities, Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. 8(2), 327-349, 2011.

Other activities:

Editorial Collective Member, Media Industries Journal

Editorial Board Member, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies

Former co-chair of Transmedia SIG

British Academy of Film and Television Awards jury member, 2013

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