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Centre members have published work on topics ranging from Welsh film and television drama to Hungarian translations and adaptations of Shakespeare to Norwegian fan communities. The Centre is also currently editing a series of ten volumes in partnership with University of Wales Press. This focuses on different aspects of the media and culture in small nations, first nations and diaspora communities.

Research Reports

Hurford, R. and McElroy, R. (2022) Games Survey Wales 2021: Mapping the Welsh Video Games Industry. Clwstwr Programme Report

Davies, H. and McElroy, R. (2022) Screen Survey Wales 2021. ISBN: 978-1-909838-58-1

Hannah, F. and McElroy, R. (2020) Screen work 2020: Future skills and innovation for the Screen Sector in the Cardiff Capital Region.

Carr, P. (2020) The Welsh Music Industries in a Post-Covid world. A report for the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee. Read the full report here.

McElroy, R. and Noonan, C. with Blandford, S. (2015) Television Drama Production in Wales: BBC Wales, Roath Lock Studios.

McElroy, R., Papagiannouli, C. and William, H. (2015) 'Annex 1: Review of Policy Development’ in IWA Wales Media Audit 2015 , Cardiff: IWA, pp. 124-138. See also IWA 2015 Executive Summary.

Blandford, S., Lacey, S., McElroy, R. and Williams, R. (2010) Screening the Nation: Wales and Landmark Television, Report for the BBC Trust/Audience Council Wales. ISBN: 978-1-84054-248-6.

Submissions to Public Consultations

The Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations (2018) Consultation Response: Terms of Reference, Ofcom’s Thematic review of Representation and Portrayal on the BBC, 28 March.

Johnson, S. (2018) Response to the Culture Welsh Language and Communication Committee Radio in Wales Consultation, 14 February. Oral Evidence (22 March).

McElroy, R., Wiliam, H., Papagiannouli, C. and Davies, H. (2017) S4C in Context: A comparative overview, Response to DCMS Review of S4C (Ymateb i Adolygiad Yr Adran Dros Ddiwylliant Cyfryngau a Chwaraeon o S4C), 13 October.

McELroy, R. Lewis, L. (2017) Response to DCMS PSB Contestable Fund Consultation, 14 February.

Research Blogs and Websites

Creative COVID19 Blog: 

Television from Small Nations:

Welsh and Khasi Cultural Dialogues:

The History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil:

Davies, H. and Papagiannouli, C. (2018) The Future of Welsh-language broadcaster S4C: Funding and Remit, Media Policy Project Blog, LSE.

McElroy, R. (2017) The future of media in Wales: policy challenges, Media Policy Project Blog, LSE.

Small Nations Book Series

Blandford, S. (ed.) (2013) Theatre and Performance in Small Nations. Bristol: Intellect.

Hand, R. and Traynor, M. (eds.) (2012), Radio in Small Nations: Productions, Programmes, Audiences. Cardiff: UWP.

Selected publications on media and culture in small nations by Centre members

McElroy, R & Nonnan, C (2019), Producing British Television Drama: Local Production in a Global Era, Palgrave Macmillan.

McElroy, R., & Noonan, C. (2018). 'Public Service Media and Digital Innovation: The Small Nation Experience'. In RIPE@2017 Reader : Public Service Media in the Networked Society (pp. 159-174). (RIPE). Oslo: Nordicom.

McElroy, R, Nielsen, JI & Noonan, C (2018), Small is beautiful?: The salience of scale and power to three European cultures of TV Production Critical Studies in Television, vol 13, no. 2, pp. 169-187. DOI: 10.1177/1749602018763566

McElroy, R. (2017), ‘The Feminization of Contemporary British Television Drama: Sally Wainwright and Red Production’ in Moseley, R., Wheatley, H. and Wood, H. (eds.) Television for Women: New Directions, Routledge.

McElroy, R. with Papagiannouli, C. & Wiliam, H. (2017) Broadcasting after devolution: policy and critique in the Welsh media landscape 2008–2015International Journal of Cultural Policy, DOI 10.1080/10286632.2016.1268133v.

Williams, R. (2016) 'No Lynch, No Peaks!’ Authorship, fan/actor campaigns and the challenges of Twin Peaks’ return SeriesInternational Journal of TV Serial Narratives, 2 (2), pp. 55-65.

McElroy, R. (ed) (2016) Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box, London: Routledge.

Williams, R. (2016) ‘Walking Whitechapel: Ripper Street, Whitechapel, and place in the Gothic crime drama’ in Ruth McElroy (ed.) Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops on the Box, London: Routledge.

McElroy, R. (2016) 'Television Production in Small Nations’, guest edited dossier of articles, Journal of Popular Television4(1), pp. 69-73.

Noonan, C. & McElroy, R. (2016) Television Drama Production in Small Nations: mobilities in a changing ecologyJournal of Popular Television 4(1), pp.109-127.

Williams, R. (2015) Localebrities, adopted residents, and local characters: audience and celebrity in a small nation Celebrity Studies, 7(2), Taylor & Francis Online, pp. 154-168.

Williams, R. and McElroy, R. (2016) ‘Omnisexuality And The City: Exploring national and sexual identity in BBC Wales’ Torchwood’ in Huw Osborne (ed.) Queer Wales, Lampeter: University of Wales Press, pp.195-208.

Williams, R. (2015) Post-Object fandom: television, identity and self-narrative, Bloomsbury

Noonan, C. (2014) ‘Not a museum piece’: Exploring the ‘special’ occupational culture of religious broadcasting in BritainInternational Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, vol. 10, no. 1, pp: 65-81.

McElroy, R. (with S. Blandford) (2013), Memory, Television and the Making of the BBC’s The Story of WalesJournal of European Television History and Culture, 3.

Blandford, S. And Lacey, S. (2011) Screening Wales: Portrayal, Representation and Identity – A Case Study, Critical Studies in Television, 6 (2): 1-12.

Lacey, S. (with S. Blandford, R. McElroy & R. Williams) (2011) Editorial: Television Drama and National Identity: The Case of 'Small Nations’, Contemporary Studies in Television, 6 (2): xiii-xvii.

McElroy, R. (2011) Putting the Landmark Back into Television: Producing Place and Cultural Value in CardiffPlace-Branding and Public Diplomacy, 7 (3): 175-184.

Williams, R. (2011) Cannibals in the Brecon Beacons: Monstrosity and horror in BBC Wales’ Torchwood, Critical Studies in Television, 6 (2):61-73.

McElroy, R. and Williams, R. (2011) The Appeal of the Past in Historical Reality Television: Coal House at War and its audiences, Media History, 17 (1): 79-96.

McElroy, R. and Williams, R. (2011) Remembering Ourselves, Viewing the Others: Historical Reality Television and Celebrity in the Small Nation, Television and New Media, 12 (3): 187-206.

Jachimiak, P. (2010) “'Tragedies, Thatcherism, and ‘Thanking God”: A Welsh Grandmother’s Diaries and Her Inscribing of Daily Life’ , Llafur 10 (3): 185-212.

Williams, R. (with I. L. Kalviknes Bore) (2010) ‘Transnational Twilighters: A Twilight fan Community in Norway’ in Melissa Click, Jennifer Stevens Aubrey, and Lissa Behm-Morawitz (ed.) Bitten by Twilight: Youth Culture, Media, and the Vampire Franchise. New York: Peter Lang.

Jachimiak, P. (2009) '“An Epic Art of the Ordinary”: Coal House, Landscape Television, and the Welsh Heartland’, Cyfrwng Wales Media Journal, 6: 75-93.

Jachimiak, P. and McElroy, R. (2008) Coal House: Fictions of the Past on the Small ScreenCritical Studies in Television, 3(2): 80-99.

Mc Elroy, R. (2007) The Local, the Global, and the Bi-cultural: Welsh-language television dramaCritical Studies in Television, 2 (2): 77-95

Jachimiak, P. (2006) 'Coll Gwynfa, Adferiad Gwynfa’ – Grand Slam, Gwrywdod ac Adennill y Gymru a Gollwyd’ ('Paradise Lost, Paradise Found’ – Grand Slam, Masculinities and the Regaining of a Wales Lost), Cyfrwng Media Wales Journal, 3: 91-106.

Mitchell, P., & Stewart, J. (2017). Who are We? Language and impartiality in BBC radio journalismJournalism Practice, 11(4), 417-437. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1123111

Johnson, S. (2016) Community Radio in Wales: New Voices with a Welsh accent3CMedia, CBAA: Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, 8: 15-28.

Mitchell, P. (with S. Johnson) (2012) 'In Search of Access, Localness and Sustainability: Radio in Post-devolutionary Wales’, in Hand, R. and Traynor, M. (eds.) Radio in Small Nations: Productions, Programmes, Audiences. Cardiff: UWP.

Traynor, M. (with J. Kissick) (2012) ‘ Radio in Wales: the practitioner speaks’, in R. J. Hand and M Traynor (eds.), Radio in Small Nations: Productions, Programmes, Audiences. Cardiff: UWP.

Traynor, M. (2012) 'Radio as an Expression of Nation and Sub-nation in Laos’, in R. J. Hand and M Traynor (eds.), Radio in Small Nations: Productions, Programmes, Audience. Cardiff: UWP.

Papagiannouli, C. (2017), 'Internet, Theatre and the Public Voice'. In A. Breed & T. Prentki (eds), Performance and Civic Engagement. Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 187-203. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66517-7_11.

Papagiannouli, C. (2016) Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Cunliffe, D. (with D. Morris and C. Prys) (2013) Young Bilinguals’ Language Behaviour in Social Networking Sites: The Use of Welsh on FacebookJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18 (3): 339-361.

Cunliffe, D. (with R. ap Dyfrig) (2013) 'The Welsh Language on YouTube: Initial Observations.’ In E.H.G. Jones and E. Uribe-Jongbloed (eds.) Social Media and Minority Languages: Convergence and the Creative Industries, 130-145. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Cunliffe, D. (with D. Morris and C. Prys) (2013) 'Investigating the Differential Use of Welsh in Young Speakers’ Social Networks: A Comparison of Communication in Face-to-Face Settings, in Electronic Texts and on Social Networking Sites.’ In E.H.G. Jones and E. Uribe-Jongbloed (eds.) Social Media and Minority Languages: Convergence and the Creative Industries, 75-86. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Cunliffe, D. (with P. Mato, T. T. Keegan and T. Dalley) (2012). 'Perception and Use of Software with a Maori-language Interface in Maori-medium Schools of New Zealand.’ In T. Ka’ai, M. O Laoire, N. Ostler, R. Ka’ai-Mahuta, D. Mahuta and T. Smith (eds.) Language Endangerment in the 21st Century: Globalisation, Technology and New Media, proceedings of the Foundation for Endangered Languages XVI Conference, 87-92. Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Mitchell, P. (2006) Constructing the e-nation: the Internet In Wales. Contemporary Wales, 18: 191–201.

Mitchell, P. (with D. Barlow and T. O’Malley) (2005) The Media in Wales: Voices of a Small Nation. Cardiff: UWP.

Perrins, D. (2019). 'The Cinema Has Two Tongues: The Cinema Cultures of Wales' . In J. Hill (Ed.), A Companion to British and Irish Cinema (pp. 510-531). (Wiley Blackwell Companions to National Cinema ). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Russell, D. (2018). 'Narrative, Space and Autobiographical Film in the Digital Age: An Analysis of The Beaches of Agnès (2008)'. In J. Riquet, & E. Kollmann (Eds.), Spatial Modernities: Georgraphy, Narrative, Imaginaries(1st ed., pp. 208-224). London: Routledge.

Perrins, D., & Perez , M. (2018). 'The Funny Others on our Screens: Stereotype, self-loathing and resistance in the audiovisual representation of Wales and Galicia'. In X. Paya , & L. Saez (Eds.), National Identities at the Crossroads : Literature, Stage and Visual Media in the Iberian Peninsula (pp. 166- 181). London : Francis Boutle Publishers.

McElroy, R. (2016) ‘Minor Cinema: the case of Wales’ in Claire Molloy and Yannis Tzioumakis (eds.) Routledge Companion to Film and Politics, Routledge: London, pp. 432-442.

Williams, R. (2016) “We live round here too”: Representing fandom and local celebrity in Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets’, in Lucy Bennett and Paul Booth (ed.) Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture, London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Williams, R. (2016) In Focus: Ontological security, authorship and resurrection: Exploring Twin Peaks’ social media afterlife Cinema Journal 55 (3):143-147.

Mitchell, P. (2004) ‘Reappraising Antonio Mercero: Film Authorship and Intuición Popular’, in F. Lázaro Reboll and A. Willis (eds) Spanish Popular Cinema. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Williams, R (ed.) (2018), Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Cultures. University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Noonan, C. (2015) Constructing Creativities: Higher Education and the Cultural Industries Workforce. In: Oakley, K. & O’Connor, J. (eds.) Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Routledge

Noonan, C. & Lohmeier, C. (2015) From Cultural Studies to Impact Factor: Media and Communication Research in the United Kingdom. In: Averbeck-Lietz, S. (ed.) Comparing Communication Research: transnational perspectives. Wiesbaden .

Jordan, G. (with S. Singh) (2011) 'The Sikh Diaspora in Ireland: A Short History’. In Knut A Jacobsen and Kristina Myrvold (eds.) Sikhs in Europe: Migration, Identities and Representations. Farnham: Ashgate.

Jordan, G. (with C. Weedon) (2008) ‘Negotiating Racialised Boundaries: Women from Butetown and the South Wales Valleys, 1930s – 1950s’, in J. Aaron, H. Altink & C. Weedon (eds.) Gendering Border Studies. Cardiff: UWP.

Jordan, G. (with Abdirahman Akli Ahmed and Abdi Arwo) (2007) ‘Presenting Themselves Before the Camera: the Somali Elders Project in Cardiff’ in Á. O’Brien & A. Grossman (eds.) Migration and Location: Transcultural Documentary Practice. New York: Wallflower Press.

Jordan, G. (2005) ‘“We Never Really Noticed You Were Coloured”: Postcolonialist Reflections on Immigrants and Minorities in Wales’, in J. Aaron & C. Williams (eds.) Postcolonial Wales, 55-81. Cardiff: UWP.

Entwistle, A. (2014) LandForms: Women, Poetry, Wales (interviews with leading Welsh writers). Bridgend: Seren.

Entwistle, A. (2013) Poetry, Geography, Gender: Contemporary Women Rewriting Wales. Cardiff: UWP.

Entwistle, A. (2013) ‘Writing [W]here: Women, Poetry and Cultural Positioning in Post-Millennial Ireland and Wales’. In Peter Robinson (ed) The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Minier, M. (2012) ‘Tracing a Text of Identity: Hungarian Hamlet Poetry’, in Ruth J. Owen (ed.) The Hamlet Zone, 31-43. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Entwistle, A. (2011) 'Post-pastoral Perspectives on Landscape and Culture’. In Jane Dowson (ed.) A Cambridge Companion to Twentieth Century British and Irish Women’s Poetry, 136-153. Cambridge: CUP.

Jones, H. D. (2013) 'An Art of Our Own’: State Patronage of the Visual Arts in Wales, 1945-67Journal of Contemporary British History. 27(1): 44-64.

Jones, H. D. (with S. Galloway) (2011) Arts Governance in Scotland: The Saga of Scottish Opera, 1962-2007Journal of Scottish Historical Studies 31(2): 220-241.

Jones, H. D. (with S. Galloway) (2010) The Scottish Dimension to British Arts Governance: An Historical PerspectiveCultural Trends 19(1): 24-40.

Jones, H.D.(2009) War Declared! Art and Society in Wales 1968-1973, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 196: 47-56.

Lewis, L. (2018). Performing Wales: People, Memory and Place. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Minier, M. (2018). Adapting 'Real-life' Material: Metatheatrical Configurations of Authorship and Ownership of Story in Contemporary British Verbatim TheatreTextus: English Studies in Italy, 2018(2), 23-40. DOI: 10.7370/91005.

Minier, M. (2017), 'Questioning the 'of' in Performance-as-translation: Multimedia as a Subtext in the 2003 Pécs Performance ‘of’ Hamlet.' Multicultural Shakespeare - Translation, Appropriation and Performance, vol 16, no. 1. DOI: 10.1515/mstap-2017-0015, 10.1515/mstap-2017-0021.

Ramsden, H, Milling, J & Simpson, R (2017) 'Understanding grassroots arts groups and practices in communities’ in A McCabe & J Phillimore (eds), Community Groups in Context: Local activities and actions. Third Sector Research Series, Policy Press, Bristol, UK.

Lewis, L. with Sharma, A. (2016) Welsh and Khasi Cultural Dialogues: Transactions and TranslationsPerformance Research, A Journal of the Performing Arts, 21(5), Taylor & Francis, pp. 81-84.

Minier, M. (2016) ’Interdisciplinary Considerations about a Subgenre of the Contemporary Biographical Drama: Celebrity and Fandom in Recent Adaptations of Famous Lives for the Stage’ Critical Stages 12 (Special Topics: Adaptation, ed. by Patrice Pavis), 2015.

Minier, M. (with Pennacchia, M.) (2014) Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic, Farnham: Ashgate.

Minier, M. (2014) ‘Uprooting Shakespeare: A Historical Survey of Early to Institutionalised Hungarian Shakespeare Translation’ in In double trust: Shakespeare in Central Europe edited by Jana Bzochova-Wild (Bratislava, Slovakia: VSMU, 2014, pp. 29-51).

Minier, M. (2013) Translating Welsh Drama Into Hungarian Through English: A Contextual Introduction to Sêra Moore Williams’ Crash in Hungarian TranslationAHEA: E-Journal of the American Hungarian Educators Association, Volume 6.

Lewis, L. (with Anwen Jones) (2013) Ysgrifau Ar Theatr a Pherfformio. Cardiff: UWP.

Blandford, S. (2012) ‘Wales and the Question of the “Creative Industries”’ North American Journal for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, Spring 2012.

Minier, M. (with Jozefina Komporaly) (2009) Adaptation, Translation, Multimediality: A Hungarian Bestseller Across CulturesJournal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, I/3: 191-204.

Minier, M. (2008) 'Claiming Shakespeare as “Our Own”’ in Marta Gibinska and Agnieszka Romanowska-Kowalska (eds.) Shakespeare in Europe: History and Memory, 177-185. Krakow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego.

Blandford, S. (2007) Film, Drama and The Break-Up of Britain. Bristol: Intellect.

Lewis, L. (2007) ‘Cwmni Theatr Cymru ac Emily Davies 1982-1984’ in H. Davies (ed.), Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Minier, M. (2006) 'Fictitious and Fictionalised Hungarian Hamlet Performances’, Folio II:5-14

Lewis, L. (2004) ‘Performance, Protest and Community’ in D. Iorwerth (ed.), Live Culture. Y Ffwrwm Publications.

Lewis, L. (2004) Welsh Language Performance: The Resistant BodyStudies in Theatre and Performance, 24 (3).

Carr P. (2018) 'Rock Music Pedagogy in the UK and US: Ignorance or Elitism'. In Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research. Bloomsbury.

Carr, P (2017). Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold, Reaktion Books. 

Carr, P. (2016). 'An Analysis of Virtuality in the Creation and Reception of the Music of Frank Zappa'. In S. Whitely, & S. Rambarran (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality (pp. 81-94). (Oxford Handbooks). OUP Oxford.

Carr, P (2016). 'Final Thoughts on Musical Virtuality’. In S. Whitely and S. Ramarran (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Virtuality (pp. 613–625). (Oxford Handbooks). OUP Oxford.

Smith, R. (2015). 'Wonderbrass' as a South Wales Community Jazz Collective. In T. Whyton, & N. Gebhardt (Eds.), The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music (Transnational Studies in Jazz) (pp. 157-176). [Chapter 9] (Transnational studies in Jazz). London and Chicago: Routledge.

Carr, P, Challis, B (2015). ‘Quand l’impossible devient réel : typologie des boucles, impact de l’immédiat et de l’hypermédia sur la pop music’ (‘The Impossible Made Real: A Typology of Loops and an exploration of the impact of immediacy and hypermediacy in Popular Music’). Book Chapter in in Livo Bettoi, Michel Delville, Chrostophe Levaux, Christophe Pirenne, Bouchle et Repetition: musique, literature, arts visuels. Collection Clinamen, pp. 85-102 (in French).

Carr, P (2014). ‘The Big Note, Xenochrony and all Things Contextual. In P. Nearchos et al. (eds), Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Semiotics: In Memory of Raymond Monelle, The University of Edinburgh, pp. 455-463. ISBN: 978-0-9576548-0-8

Carr,P (2014). ‘Zappanale: My Kind of Music Festival’. In Dieter Jakob, Robert Riedt, Bukhard Schempp (eds), We Are the Other People: 25 Years of Zappanale, Wehrhahn Verlag, pp. 280-283.

Carr, P. (2014). The Live Music Industry in Wales: the Sustainability and Working Practices of a Nation . In R. Findlay, & V. Sarafian (Eds.), L'état de l'industrie musicale (The State of the Music Industry)(pp. 201-220). Toulouse: Presses de l'université de Toulouse.

Carr, P, Dennis, R, Hand, R (2014). Dancing With Inter-disciplinarity: Strategies and Practices in HE Dance, Drama And Music, The Higher Education Academy.

Carr, P. (2012). Playing Wales: The Relationships Between Higher Education and the Live Music Industry. A Report for the Higher Education Academy.

Carr, P. (2011) Investigating the Live Music Industry in Wales: A Critical Analysis. A report for the Welsh Music Foundation.

Carr, P. (2010). National Identity Versus Commerce: An Analysis of Opportunities and Limitations with the Welsh Music Scene for Composers and Performing MusiciansPopular Music History 5 (3): 265–285.

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