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: 68.

Article

Smith, Angela (2019) Just call me Dave: David Cameron's perilous populist status. Journal of Language and Politics. ISSN 1569-2159 (In Press)

Smith, Angela (2019) 'How the hell did this get on tv? Naked dating shows as the final taboo on mainstream tv. European Journal of Cultural Studies. ISSN 1367-5494

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

Smith, Angela and Higgins, Michael (2016) Flirtation, desire and cut-glass biscuit barrels: forms of expertise on Antiques Road Trip. Discourse, Context and Media.

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, Montgomery, Martin and Higgins, Michael (2019) Political offensiveness in the mediated public sphere: The performative play of alignments. In: Media and the Politics of Offence. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 23-46. ISBN 978-3-030-17574-0

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 (2017) Re-Reading Spare Rib. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 978-3-319-49310-7

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.

Artefact

Smith, Angela (2018) Seagull City: Sunderland's Literary and Cultural Heritage. [Artefact]

This list was generated on Wed Nov 13 14:09:42 2019 GMT.
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 08 November 2019