Professor Angela Smith


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Professor of Language and Culture

I teach mainly on the BA (Hons) English degree, where I specialise in English Language, particularly sociolinguistics.  I specialise in language and gender, both masculinities and femininities, and also sexuality.  This intersects with my other research into children's fictions, particularly books for younger readers. I am also interested in media discourses and how politeness theory can be applied to unscripted media texts.

Teaching and supervision

I teach at all levels, from Foundation to PhD, across all the English Language subjects.  I have supervised several PhD thesis which were in the areas of gender, racism, and children's fictions.

Research interests for potential research students

I am interested in supervising students who have an interest in politeness theory, gender, and media discourses.

Research

My research is linked to my teaching in that one feeds into the other. I have particular interests in gender and have written extensively on this topic.  I am co-editor of the I.B. Tauris International Library of Gender in Popular Culture.  I am one of the convenors of the Ross Priory International Broadcast Talk Seminar Group. I have a developing research interest in how food is communicated, and am a member of a European group that is exploring this from an interdisciplinary perspective: FoodKom.

Publications

Number of items: 63.

Article

Smith, Angela (2017) Bulging biceps and tender kisses: the sexualisation of fatherhood. Social Semiotics. ISSN 1035-0330

Smith, Angela and Drake, Philip (2016) Belligerent broadcasting, male antiauthoritarianism and anti-environmentalism: the case of Top Gear (BBC, 2002–2015). Environmental Communication, 10 (6). pp. 689-703.

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2016) Flirtation, desire,and cut-glass biscuit barrels:Forms of expertise in Antiques Road Trip. Discourse, Context and Media, 14. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2211-6958

Drake, Philip and Smith, Angela (2016) Belligerent broadcasting, male antiauthoritarianism and anti-environmentalism: the case of Top Gear (BBC, 2002–2015). Environmental Communication. ISSN 1752-4032

Smith, Angela (2015) Mediated political masculinities: the commander-in-chief vs. the new man. Social Semiotics. ISSN 1035-0330

Smith, Angela (2014) Letting Down Rapunzel: feminism's effects of fairy tales. Children's Literature in Education, 46 (4). pp. 424-437. ISSN 0045-6713

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael T. (2014) Disaffiliation and Belonging: Twitter and its agnostic publics. Sociologia e Politiche Sociali,, 17 (2). pp. 77-89. ISSN 1591-2027

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael T. (2014) Belligerent broadcasting: antagonism in media talk. SemiotiX New Series, XN (12). ISSN 1916-7296

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2013) "My husband, my hero": selling the political spouses in the 2010 general election. Journal of Political Marketing, 12 (2-3). pp. 197-210. ISSN 1537-7857 print/ 1537-7865 online

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2012) Introduction: Reporting war – history, professionalism and technology. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 5 (2). pp. 131-136. ISSN 1752 6272

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2012) Strategy, evasion and performance in the live two-way: Kate Adie reporting from Iraq for the BBC. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 5 (2). pp. 203-218. ISSN 1752 6272

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2012) The convenient ambiguity of 'tone': Style and the politics of witnessing in Kate Adie's reporting of the Dunblane tragedy. Journalism. ISSN 1464-8849

Smith, Angela, Higgins, Michael, Montgomery, Martin and Tolson, Andrew (2011) Belligerent broadcasting and makeover television: professional incivility in Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. International Journal of Cultural Studies. ISSN 1367-8779

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2011) Not one of U.S.: Kate Adie's report of the 1986 US bombing of Tripoli and its critical aftermath. Journalism Studies, 12 (3). pp. 344-358. ISSN 1461-670X

Smith, Angela (2010) Discourses of morality and truth in social welfare: the surveillance of British widows of the First World War. Social Semiotics, 20 (5). pp. 519-535. ISSN 1035-0330

Smith, Angela (2010) Lifestyle television programmes and the construction of the expert host. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 13 (2). pp. 191-205.

Smith, Angela (2008) 'New man or son of the Manse?' Gordon Brown as a reluctant celebrity father. British Politics, 3 (4). pp. 556-575. ISSN 1746-918X

Smith, Angela (2008) 'The girl behind the man behind the gun': women as carers in recruitment posters of the First World War. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 1 (3). pp. 223-241. ISSN 1752-6272

Smith, Angela (2006) Paddington Bear: a case study of immigration and otherness. Children's Literature in Education, 37 (1). pp. 35-50. ISSN 0045-6713

Book Section

Smith, Angela (2018) Gender in "crisis", everyday sexism and the Twittersphere. In: Crisis and the Media. Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (76). John Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp. 231-260. ISBN 9789027200341

Smith, Angela (2015) Big sister tv: bossiness, bullying and banter in early twenty-first century make-over television. In: Twenty-first Century Feminism: forming and performing femininity. Palgrave, London, pp. 41-65. ISBN 9781137492845

Smith, Angela (2015) Introduction to Twenty-first Century Feminism: forming and performing femininity. In: Twenty-first Century Feminism: forming and performing femininity. Palgrave, London, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9781137492845

Smith, Angela (2013) From girl power to lady power?: Postfeminism and Ladette to Lady. In: Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered performance and public exposure. I.B. Tauris, London, pp. 137-164. ISBN 10 1848858523

Smith, Angela (2013) Naked Exhibitionism: Introduction. In: Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered performance and public exposure. I.B. Tauris, London, pp. 1-18. ISBN 10 1848858523

Smith, Angela (2011) Femininity repackaged: postfeminism and Ladette to Lady. In: Women on Screen: feminism and femininity in visual culture. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 167-184.

Smith, Angela (2009) Tabloid television. In: Encyclopedia of journalism. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 1365-1368.

Smith, Angela (2008) Top Gear as a bastion of male heterosexuality. In: Popular Media and communication: essays on publics, practices and processes. Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pp. 82-101. ISBN 1-84718-626-2

Smith, Angela and Quaid, Sheila Introduction to Re-Reading Spare Rib. In: Re-Reading Spare Rib. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-3-319-49310-7

Smith, Angela Styling feminism: the view from Spare Rib. In: Re-Reading Spare Rib. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 119-136. ISBN 978-3-319-49310-7

Conference or Workshop Item

Smith, Angela (2018) Slow TV: the mesmerising antidote to political maelstroms. In: 26th Ross Priory International Broadcast Talk Seminar, 16-18 Jul 2018, Ross Priory, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2018) Hypermasculinity, Twitter, and #MAGA. In: Georgetown University Round Table GURT 2018, 09-11 Mar 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, USA. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2017) How the Hell did this get on TV? Naked dating shows as the final taboo on mainstream tv. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Seminar: Ross Priory, 3-6 Jul 17, Ross Priory, Balloch, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2016) ‘Sincerity, authenticity and broadcast sociability: the case of First Dates’. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Seminar, 8-9 Sep 2016, Hellenic Army Academy, Athens, Greece.

Smith, Angela (2016) ‘Cooking to be happy: Simply Nigella and the rise of mindful cooking’. In: FoodKom Research Seminar, 16-18 Jun2016, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Smith, Angela (2015) Argument as sociability: banter, irony and teasing. In: Orebro University Seminar Series, Nov 2015, Orebro, Sweden. (In Press)

Smith, Angela (2015) The creation of community in public participation broadcasting. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk seminar, 6-9 Jul 2015, Ross Priory, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2014) EverydaySexism, backlash feminism and the Twittersphere’. In: CADAAD, 1-3 Sep 2014, ELTE (Loránd Eötvös University), Budapest, Hungary. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2014) Flirtation, desire and desperation: the shameless strategies of persuasion in Antiques Road Trip. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk seminar, 2-4 Jul 2014, Brest, France. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2013) The meaning of live: the persistence of live tv in the digital age. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Seminar hosted by University of Strathclyde, July 2013, Ross Priory, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2013) Victory Babies: the State and the Child in the First World War. In: Approaching War: Europe, 16-17 Mar 2013, Newcastle University, UK. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2012) Making a drama out of a crisis: Crimewatch as entertainment tv. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk Research Seminar, 12-Jul-2012, Ross Priory, University of Strathclyde. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2011) Evasion and ignorance: the usefulness of live two-ways and the embedded reporter. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk seminar, July 2011, Siena, Italy. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2011) "Like any proud young dad”: David Cameron and celebrity fatherhood. In: Mediated politics: the ‘cultural turn’ in political communication research, 8 Oct 2011, University of Leeds, UK. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2011) The girl behind the man behind the gun. In: War and Gender Conference, 12 Mar 2011, Newcastle University. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2010) Emotionality and massacres. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk seminar, July 2010, Bertinoro, Italy. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2010) "Hello Kate, are you there?” the early days of the live two-way. In: Diachronic changes in broadcast news research seminar., December 2010, Macau. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2010) Reporting from Tripoli: a comparison of Kate Adie’s reporting of 1986 and John Simpson’s of 2011. In: Communication Studies research seminar, May 2010, LUISS, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2009) Belligerent Broadcasting and Business on Television. In: 59th International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference, 21-25 May 2009, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela, Higgins, Michael and Montgomery, Martin (2009) Belligerent broadcasting and business trouble-shooting on television. In: Linguistic Impoliteness And Rudeness II (LIAR II) conference, 30 Jun-2 Jul 2009, Lancaster University, UK. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2009) Big Sister tv? Bullying, banter and humiliation in makeover tv. In: Ross Priory Broadcast Talk seminar: Belligerence in Broadcast Talk, 13-16 Sep 2009, Ross Priory, Strathclyde University, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2009) ‘When the knives are out’: Gordon Ramsay as a case study of belligerent broadcasting. In: English research seminar, March 2009, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2008) “New man” or “son of the manse”? Gordon Brown as a reluctant celebrity father. In: 58th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, 1-3 Apr 2008, Swansea University, UK. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2008) Not one of US: the delicate art of impartiality in journalistic practice. In: MeCCSA with AMPE annual conference, 9-11 Jan 2008, Cardiff University. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2007) Confidential enquiries: British widows of the First World War. In: Conference hosted by the Centre for Research into Gender in Culture and Society (GENCAS); The Merry Widow: rethinking widowhood in history, culture and society, 7-9 Jul 2007, University of Wales, Swansea. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2007) Femininity repackaged: postfeminism and Ladette to Lady. In: Feminism and Popular Culture, June 2007, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2007) Old lads in new cars? Top Gear as a bastion of heterosexual masculinity. In: MeCCSA with AMPE Annual Conference, 10-12 Jan 2007, Coventry, UK. (Unpublished)

Smith, Angela (2005) Lifestyle television and the construction of the expert host. In: Language, Culture, Communication: third international conference, 23-25 Nov 2005, University of Evora, Portugal. (Unpublished)

Book

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2017) Belligerent Broadcasting: Synthetic Argument in Broadcast Talk. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 978-1-4724-2592-8

Smith, Angela and Nally, Claire (2015) Twenty-first Century Feminism: forming and performing femininity. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-1-137-49284-5

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2013) The Language of Journalism: a multi-genre perspective. Bloomsbury Acadmic, London and New York. ISBN 978-1-84966-066-2

Nally, Claire and Smith, Angela (2013) Naked Exhibitionism: gendered performance and public exposure. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 9781848858527

Smith, Angela (2012) Discourses Surrounding British Widows of the First World War. Bloomsbury. ISBN 10-1780932014

Thesis

Smith, Angela (2007) ‘Pitied but distrusted’: Discourses surrounding British widows of the First World War. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.

This list was generated on Tue Dec 11 06:14:31 2018 GMT.

Areas of expertise

I have particular expertise in politeness theory and its application to unscripted spoken interaction in the media. I am also interested in the integration of social media with traditional media. My particular interest in gender relates to 21st century developments in femininity and masculinity.

Last updated 12 October 2018