University of Hertfordshire

Ms Kim Akass

Kim Akass

Ms Kim Akass

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

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Ms. Kim Akass

  • Art and Design
  • Media Research Group
  • School of Creative Arts
Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Email: k.akass@herts.ac.uk

Research output

HBO and the Aristocracy of TV Culture : Affiliations and Legitimatising Television Culture, post-2007

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Mise Au Point. 10

Sex and the City: The Finales

Akass, K., 2018, (Accepted/In press) Finale: Considering the Ends of Television Series: From Howdy Doody to Girls. Howard, D. L. & Bianculli, D. (eds.). New York: Syracuse University Press

From Revolution to Resolution: Motherhood, Maternity and Media Representation

Akass, K., 11 May 2017.

Adieu Carmela Soprano! Lessons from the HBO Mobster Wife on TV Female Agency and Neo-liberal (Narrative) Power

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 10 Jan 2017, Television Antiheroines : Women Behaving Badly in Crime and Prison Drama. Buonanno, M. (ed.). Bristol: Intellect, p. 65-81 17 p.

Motherhood, Maternal Representation and Popular Culture

Akass, K., 2017, (Submitted).

HBO and Its Legacy

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 7 Jul 2016.

Invisible Motherhood Both Sides of the Screen

Akass, K. & Duthie, L., 19 May 2016.

Invisible Mothers on/off Screen, AHRC Paper: A History of Women in the British Film and Television Industries

Duthie, L. & Akass, K., 18 May 2016.

The Show That Refused To Die: The Rise and Fall Of AMC’s The Killing

Akass, K., 3 Sep 2015, In : Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. 29, 5, p. 743-754 12 p.

From Here to Maternity: Motherhood in the Media

Akass, K., 30 May 2015, 1st ed. London: I. B. Tauris. 256 p.

Ce n'est pas de la télévision, c'est de la télévision de qualité : quand HBO redéfinit la TV'

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 30 Jul 2014, In : INA.

It's Not TV, It's Quality TV: How HBO Redefined TV

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 30 Jul 2014, In : INA.

Motherhood and the media under the Microscope: The backlash against feminism and the Mommy Wars

Akass, K., Nov 2013, In : Imaginations . 4, 2, p. n/a

The Gendered Politics of a Global Recession: A News Media Analysis

Akass, K., 16 Jan 2013, In : Studies in the Maternal. 4, 2, p. n/a

TV's Betty Goes Global: From Telenovela to International Brand

Akass, K. (ed.) & McCabe, J. (ed.), 1 Oct 2012, I.B. Tauris. 272 p. (Reading Contemporary Television Series)

Motherhood and Myth-making: Despatches from the front-line of the US mommy wars

Akass, K., Mar 2012, In : Feminist Media Studies. 12, 1, p. 137-141

The Book of Ruth

Akass, K., 8 Nov 2011, In : Popmatters.

The Best of Everything: Dilemmas of the Working Girl in 'Mad Men'

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2011, Mad Men: Dream Come True Television. Edgerton, G. (ed.). I. B. Tauris, p. 177-193 16 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

”Blabbermouth Cunts”; or, Speaking in Tongues: Narrative Crises for Women in The Sopranos and Feminist Dilemmas

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2011, The Essential Sopranos Reader . Lavery, D., Levinson, P. & Howard, D. (eds.). University Press of Kentucky, p. 93-104 (Essential Readers in Contemporary Media and Culture).

Postscript: Little Britain USA

Akass, K., 2010, Reading Little Britain: : Yeah But No But Contemporary Television Comedy. Lockyer, S. (ed.). I. B. Tauris, p. 209-214 5 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

What Has HBO Ever Done for Women? Towards a New Feminist TV Criticism

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2010, Autorenserien: die Neuerfindung des Fernsehens. Dreher, C. (ed.). Stuttgart: Merz & Solitude , p. 251-286

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: (BFI TV Classics)

Akass, K., 31 Oct 2009, In : Critical Studies in Television. 4, 2

Into the Vortex: Female Voice and Paradox in Film

Akass, K., 1 Jul 2009, In : Feminist Review. 92, 1, p. 174-175

Who Said Crime Doesn’t Pay? Introduction to Dossier FoxCrime and the CSI franchise in Italy

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2009, In : Critical Studies in Television. 4, 1, p. 84-86 2 p.

Curator In Media Res: Why Women Don't Get Ahead in Advertising

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 25 Apr 2008

Six Feet Under: In Requiem

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2008, The Essential HBO Reader. Edgerton, G. & Jones, J. P. (eds.). University Press of Kentucky, p. 71-81 (Essential Readers in Contemporary Media and Culture).

What Has HBO Ever Done For Women?

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2008, The Essential HBO Reader. Edgerton, G. R. & Jones, J. P. (eds.). University Press of Kentucky, p. 303-314 11 p. (Essential Readers in Media and Culture).

Analysing Fictional Television Genres

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2007, Media Studies: Key Issues and Debates. Devereux, E. (ed.). Sage, p. 283 – 301 18 p.

CSI at the bfi ...

Akass, K., 2007, Reading CSI: Crime TV Under the Microscope. Allen, M. (ed.). I. B. Tauris, p. 73-78 5 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Introduction: Debating Quality

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2007, Contemporary Quality TV: American Television and Beyond. Akass, K. & McCabe, J. (eds.). London: I. B. Tauris, p. 1-12 (Reading Contemporary Television).

Married to the Mob: Separation and Divorce in The Sopranos

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2007, After Intimacy: The Culture of Divorce in the West since 1789. White, N. & Leydecker, K. (eds.). Peter Lang Pub. Inc., p. 257-275 18 p.

Sex, Swearing and Respectability: Courting Controversy, HBO’s Original Programming and Producing Quality TV

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2007, Contemporary Quality TV: American Television and Beyond. I. B. Tauris, (Reading Contemporary Television).

A Perfect Lie: Visual (Dis)Pleasures and Policing Femininity in Nip/Tuck

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2006, Reading Makeover Television: Realities Remodelled. Heller, D. (ed.). I. B. Tauris, p. 119-132 13 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Feminist Television Criticism: Notes and Queries

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2006, In : Critical Studies in Television. 1, 1, p. 108-120 12 p.

Introduction: Airing the Dirty Laundry

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2006, Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence. McCabe, J. & Akass, K. (eds.). I. B. Tauris, p. 1-14 14 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Preface

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2006, Reading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television. Akass, K. & McCabe, J. (eds.). I. B. Tauris, p. xxv-xxxi 6 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Still Desperate After All These Years: The Post-Feminist Mystique and Desperate Housewives

Akass, K., 2006, Reading Desperate Housewives: Beyond the White Picket Fence. McCabe, J. & Akass, K. (eds.). London: I. B. Tauris, p. 48-58 10 p.

What Has Carmela Ever Done For Feminism? Carmela Soprano and the Post-feminist Dilemma

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2006, Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO. Lavery, D. (ed.). I. B. Tauris, p. 39-55 16 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

What Is A Straight Girl To Do? Ivan’s Serenade, Kit’s Dilemma,

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2006, Reading the L Word: Outing Contemporary Television. I. B. Tauris, p. 143-156 13 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

You Motherfucker: Al Swearengen’s Oedipal Dilemma

Akass, K., 2006, Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By. Lavery, D. (ed.). I. B. Tauris, p. 22-33 11 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Mother Knows Best: Ruth and Representations of Mothering

Akass, K., 2005, Reading Six Feet Under: TV To Die For. McCabe, J. & Akass, K. (eds.). I. B. Tauris, p. 110-120 10 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Why do people have to die? To make contemporary television drama important, I guess

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2005, Reading Six Feet Under: TV To Die For. Akass, K. & McCabe, J. (eds.). I. B. Tauris, p. 1-18 18 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Introduction: Welcome to the Age of (Un)Innocence

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2004, Reading Sex and the City: Critical Approaches. McCabe, J. & Akass, K. (eds.). I. B. Tauris, p. 1-14 14 p.

Ms Parker and the Vicious Circle: Female Narrative and Humour in Sex and the City

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2004, Reading Sex and the City: Critical Approaches. McCabe, J. & Akass, K. (eds.). London: I. B. Tauris, p. 177-198 21 p. (Reading Contemporary Television).

Throwing the Baby out with the Bath Water: Miranda and the Myth of Maternal Instinct on Sex and the City

Akass, K., 2004, In : S & F Online. 3, 1, p. online

Beyond the Bada Bing: Negotiating Female Narrative Authority in The Sopranos

Akass, K. & McCabe, J., 2002, This Thing of Ours: Investigating the Sopranos. Lavery, D. (ed.). Columbia University Press, p. 146-161 15 p.

Activities

Humanities and Social Sciences (FRIHUMSAM)

Kim Akass (Consultant)
1 Jun 2018

Wentworth is the New Prisoner

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
4 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. (Publisher)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
23 Jan 2018

Game of Thrones

Kim Akass (Organiser), Sylvie Magerstadt (Organiser)
5 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

Cross-currents

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
6 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

Approaches to Contemporary Television

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
1 Jun 2017

Associação de Investigadores da Imagem em Movimento (AIM)

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
10 May 201731 May 2017

Colloque International

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
4 May 2017

Arts and Humanities Research Council (External organisation)

Kim Akass (Reviewer)
1 May 201730 May 2017

AFECCAV Conference

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
6 Jul 20168 Jul 2016

Invisible Motherhood both Sides of the Screen

Kim Akass (Speaker), Lyndsay Duthie (Speaker)
18 May 201620 May 2016

Media Communication Journal (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
30 Jan 2016

University of Michigan Press (Publisher)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
30 Jan 2016

Journal of Urban Cultural Studies (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
1 Dec 2015

Motherhood and Culture

Kim Akass (Participant)
17 Jun 2015

Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
1 Jun 2015

Norwegian Federation of Film Societies

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
4 Oct 20145 Oct 2014

‘Cult TV: TV Cultures’

Kim Akass (Participant)
8 Apr 20149 Apr 2014

Sex and the City Ten Years On: Landmark Television and its Legacy

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
4 Apr 2014

Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity 50th Anniversary Conference

Kim Akass (Organiser)
3 Sep 20135 Sep 2013

Univ Bologna, University of Bologna, Sez INFN Bologna, Dipartimento Fis

Kim Akass (Visiting researcher)
2 Sep 201320 Dec 2013

Console-ing Passions

Kim Akass (Participant)
23 Jun 2013

Academics into Industry

Kim Akass (Organiser)
11 Jun 2013

AMES

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
1 Jun 2013

Television for Women: an International Conference

Kim Akass (Participant)
15 May 201317 May 2013

SCMS

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
6 Mar 201310 Mar 2013

What is Quality Television?

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
12 Sep 201214 Sep 2012

Women’s Media Studies Network (MeCCSA) Mothers Matters

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
21 Oct 2010

Towards Pervasive Media Makefest’

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
14 Sep 2010

Celebrity Studies (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
1 Sep 2010

'The Television Series: Methodologies and New Directions. A Franco-British Workshop.'

Kim Akass (Organiser)
9 Apr 201010 Apr 2010

City University Seminar Series

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
25 Mar 2010

Remediate: Revolution der Audiovisionen: Eigenschaften und Produktionsweisen von ‘Quality-TV Serien

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
25 Jan 2010

Feminist Media Studies (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
1 Jan 201031 Dec 2014

Journal of Homosexuality (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
1 Jan 201031 Dec 2014

Afterlives Symposium, Birkbeck University of London

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
4 Dec 2009

I. B. Tauris (Publisher)

Kim Akass (Editor)
1 Sep 200930 Sep 2012

Making and Remaking Television Classics: A One-Day Symposium

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
20 Mar 2009

‘it Has Happened Before It Will Happen Again’: The ‘Third’ Golden Age of Television Fiction

Kim Akass (Keynote/plenary speaker)
8 Oct 200810 Oct 2008

The Sopranos: A Wake

Kim Akass (Invited speaker)
23 Sep 2008

Critical Studies in Television (Journal)

Kim Akass (Editor)
20062014

Critical Studies in Television (Journal)

Kim Akass (Peer reviewer)
1 Apr 200531 Dec 2014

I. B. Tauris (Publisher)

Kim Akass (Editor)
2004 → …

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Kim Akass (Member)
1 Sep 2001

Projects

CSTonline: Designer and managing editor of website CSTonline.

Akass, K.

5/09/0831/12/15

Doctor Who: walking in Eternity 50th Anniversary Conference

Akass, K. & Peacock, S.

£14,445.00, Multiple funders

1/04/1330/04/13

The Elstree Study Day

Akass, K. & Berry, H.

8/06/168/06/16