Join us for the highly anticipated launch of Netflicks: Conceptual Television in the Streaming Era by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth, published by UWA Publishing (February 2024), at the City of Perth Library.
Netflicks is the first book in UWA Publishing's new Vignettes series. The Vignettes series from UWAP is aimed at sharing the knowledges that are emerging in the contemporary university and which that consider the complexities of modern life. Each book provides an image, or a vignette, of a particular phenomenon and how this is being thought through by intellectual practitioners in today’s academy.
Date: Thursday, 7 March 2024
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: City of Perth Library 573 Hay Street, Perth
Cost/Tickets: Free, book now as places are limited.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The dead have risen and destroyed the world as we know it. A religious fundamentalist government has taken over America and enslaved the female populace. A woman wakes each morning and is forced to relive the same day, caught in a time loop. In a secret laboratory, soldiers are given an experimental drug to remove traumatic memories so they can be sent back to war more quickly.
These outlandish scenarios are now quite familiar to us. We recognise them as the plots of some of our most loved shows and films. In this book, these situations are treated seriously for what they tell us about the world we are experiencing. In Netflicks Tony Hughes-d’Aeth explains that screen dramas are a form of thought and that the streaming era has inaugurated a new kind of television—conceptual television.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tony Hughes-d’Aeth is the Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia. As well as Australian literature, Tony has longstanding teaching and research interests in comparative media and screen studies, and in the psychoanalytic study of culture.