Richard Berger

Dr Richard Berger

  • rberger at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Associate Professor
  • The Loft (P181)
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Biography

Richard Berger is Associate Professor of Media & Education at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP), Bournemouth University, UK. He is currently working, with Dr. Annamaria Neag, on the EU-funded ‘MediaLitRefYouth’ project – which seeks to make educational interventions into the lives of unaccompanied children and young people in refugee camps across Europe.

Richard teaches in the areas of new literacies and education in the Faculty of Media & Communication, and has allied interests in film and adaptation studies. He is Programme Leader of MA Creative & Media Education.

Richard is editor of the Media Education Research Journal (MERJ). He has taught at universities in South Africa, Singapore and Nepal and is a member of Charles University's Grants Academy. His research on literacy (with Julian McDougall) was shortlisted for the 2015 Wiley Blackwell Research Project of the Year.

Richard’s research has been funded by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the BBC Trust, the UK Literacy Association (UKLA), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the European Research Council...

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Berger, R. and Neag, A., 2017. Always On, But Never There: Political Parody, the Carnivalesque and the Rise of the ‘Nectorate’. In: Ross, A. and Rivers, D., eds. Discourses of (De)Legitimization: Participatory Culture in Digital Contexts. Routledge.
  • Berger, R., 2017. Deserted Parks and Empty Swings: absent children and hybridity in Scandi-horror. In: McCulloch, R. and Proctor, W., eds. The Scandinavian Invasion: The Nordic Noir Phenomenon and Beyond. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Berger, R. and Woodfall, A., 2016. Remediated Pedagogies? The Secret Life of Six Year Olds. In: Readman, M., ed. Teaching and Learning on Screen: Mediated Pedagogies. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Berger, R. and Jackson, D., 2015. Empowering the Learner, Liberating the Teacher? Collaborative Lectures Using New Technologies. Collaborative Learning in Media Education. California: Informing Science Press, 59-74.
  • Berger, R., 2013. Hang a Right at The Abbey: Jane Austen and the Imagined City. In: Raw, L. and Dryden, R.G., eds. Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community. London: Palgrave Macmillan., 119-141.
  • Berger, R., Wardle, J. and Zezulkova, M., 2013. No longer just making the tea: media work-placements and work-based learning in HE. In: Ashton, D. and Noonan, C., eds. Cultural Work and Higher Education.. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan., 87-109.
  • Berger, R., 2013. Cultural Disneyland? The History of an Inferiority Complex. In: Fraser, P., ed. Current Perspectives in Media Education: Beyond the Manifesto. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 145-159.
  • Berger, R. and Readman, M, 2013. The Femininity and the Body: Spectacle and Signification. In: Bennett, P. and McDougall, J., eds. Barthes' Mythologies: Readings of Contemporary Media. London: Routledge, 75-79.
  • Berger, R., 2012. Adaptation Nation: Medium Specificity in the UK. In: Bahloul, M. and Graham, C., eds. Lights! Camera! Action and the Brain: The Use of Film in Education. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 33-60.
  • Berger, R. and Woodfall, A., 2012. The Digital Utterance: a cross-media approach to media education. In: Ibrus, I. and Scolari, C.A., eds. Crossmedia Innovations: Texts, Markets, Institutions, Education.. Oxford: Peter Lang., 111-125.
  • Berger, R., 2011. How Mick Learned to Love the Devil. In: Dick, L. and Reisch, G.A., eds. The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just A Thought Away. Chicago: Open Court, 231-240.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Converting the Controversial: regulation as 'source text' in adaptation. In: Albrecht-Crane, C. and Cutchins, D., eds. Adaptation Studies: New Approaches. Madison, New Jersey, USA: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 150-159.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Never Seek to Tell Thy Love: E-Adapting Blake in the classroom. In: Cutchins, D., Raw, L. and Welsh, J., eds. Redefining Adaptation Studies. Lanham, MD, USA: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 31-43.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Screwing Aliens and Screwing with Aliens: Torchwood slashes The Doctor. In: Ireland, A., ed. Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series.. Jefferson. North Carolina.: McFarland & Company., 66-75.
  • Lin, T.-B., Wardle, J. and Berger, R., 2010. Balancing work and study: the inter-relations of professionals, industry and higher education. In: Clews, D., ed. Stepping out: studies on creative and cultural sector engagement with arts HE. Brighton, England: Higher Education Academy / Department for Culture Media and Sport, 39-52.
  • Berger, R., 2009. Just Because You Can Tweet, It Doesn't Mean You Should. In: Clews, D., ed. Dialogues in Art & design: Promoting & Sharing Excellence. Brighton, England: Higher Education Academy/GLAD., 232-237.
  • Berger, R., 2008. GINO or Dialogic: What does "Re-imagined" really mean? In: Tamplin, T. and Steiff, J., eds. Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: mission accomplished or mission frakked up?. Chicago, USA: Open Court, 317-328.
  • Berger, R., 2004. Digital Media Futures. In: Gauntlett, D. and Horsley, R., eds. Web Studies. Bloomsbury Academic, 274-284.

Conferences

  • Berger, R., 2017. Is Winter Coming? Adaptation in the time of fan fury. In: PCA/ACA Annual Conference 12-15 April 2017 San Diego.
  • Berger, R., 2015. Young People’s Mental Health: the challenge for media education researchers. In: Media Education Summit 20-21 November 2015 Emerson College, Boston, US.
  • Berger, R., 2015. Challenges and Opportunities of Moving from Platform-Centric towards Experience-Centric Approaches to Media Pedagogy and Research. In: Media Education Summit 20-21 November 2015 Emerson College, Boston, US.
  • Berger, R., 2015. The Trial: the autopsy of an adaptation. In: PCA/ACA National Conference 1-4 April 2015 Marriott Hotel, New Orleans.
  • Berger, R. and McDougall, J., 2014. Mapping MIL to Education: a pilot study. In: The Media Education Summit 20-21 November 2014 Goethe Institute, Prague.
  • Berger, R., 2013. “Why? What do you think happened to her?” Activating Arya Stark. In: Adventures in Textuality: Adaptation in the 21st Century. 3-4 April 2013 University of Sunderland, UK..
  • Berger, R. and Jackson, D., 2012. Empowering the learner, liberating the teacher? Collaborative lectures using old and new technologies. In: Exploring Collaborative Learning in Media Studies Programmes 3 May 2012 University of Winchester, England.
  • Berger, R., 2012. Digital Transformations: reading games as (authorless) literature. In: The Media Education Summit. 11-12 September 2012 Bournemouth University, UK.
  • Berger, R., 2012. Meeting in the Middle: remediating the lecture theatre as a collaborative space. In: Fusion Conference: sharing educational enhancements 6 June 2012 Bournemouth University.
  • Berger, R., 2012. Active adaptations: Killing the girl with the dragon tattoo. In: 42nd Annual PCA/ACA National Conference 11-14 April 2012 Boston, MA, USA.
  • Berger, R., 2012. Digital Transformations: reading games as (authorless) novels in the English literature curriculum. In: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 19-21 November 2012 Madrid, Spain..
  • Berger, R., 2011. Balancing Work and Study. In: UKadia: Culturing Growth: the contribution of specialist arts education to the UK economy & society 8 February 2011 Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, England.
  • Berger, R. and McDougall, J., 2010. Publishing Teachers' Research. In: MLC 2010: The Media Literacy Conference 19-20 November 2010 The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Another 5 Years: How the Centres for Excellence in Teaching & Learning rewired pedagogy in UK Higher Education. In: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning 19-22 October 2010 Liverpool Conference Centre.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Time to Grow Up: Adaptation and Media Literacy. In: Media Education Summit 7-8 September 2010 Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England.
  • Berger, R., 2010. Digital Utterances: adaptation, education and cross-platform practice. In: Educational Challenge: Innovation in Creative Industries 26-27 March 2010 Baltic Film and Media School, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Berger, R., 2009. Learning 2.0: Why Adaptation is good for you. In: The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning annual conference 22-25 October 2009 University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA.
  • Berger, R., 2009. New Processes and Practices: adaptation as pedagogic tool in film studies. In: Filmsense: a symposium on Film and Education 24 April 2009 Dun Laoghaire, Ireland..
  • Berger, R., 2009. Teaching New Dogs, Old Tricks: Adaptation, Blogging and Pedagogy. In: PCA/ACA National Conference 8-11 April 2009 New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Berger, R., 2009. What’s The Deal? Peter Morgan & Michael Sheen, Tony Blair & Gordon Brown. In: PCA/ACA National Conference 8-11 April 2009 New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Berger, R., 2008. Framing the Subversive: Journalism, Celebrity and the Web. In: The End of Journalism? Technology, Education and Ethics Conference 2008 17-18 October 2008 University of Bedfordshire.
  • Berger, R., 2008. The Dissertation: New Approaches - A Releasing the Potential Project. In: BU Education Conference 21 May 2008 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Berger, R., 2008. Converting the Controversial: regulation as 'source text' in adaptation. In: PCA/ACA National Conference 19-22 March 2008 San Francisco, CA, USA. New Jersey, USA: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Berger, R., 2007. Re-designing the Designer: Adapting Polytheism in Battlestar Galactica. In: BSG 2007: The Politics, Poetics and Philosophy of Battlestar Galactica 28 July 2007 Buckingham Chilterns University College.
  • Berger, R., 2007. Learning Through Doing: student generated content and blended learning. In: Bournemouth University Learning and Teaching: Re-inventing the student experience for an academically-led university 15 May 2007 Bournemouth University, Poole.
  • Berger, R. and Ireland, A., 2007. Changing Tracks Without Derailing: The difficulties associated with regenerating The Doctor. In: PCA/ACA National Conference 4-7 April 2007 Boston, MA, USA.

Reports

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Berger, R., 2005. Rewiring the Text: Adaptation and Translation in the Digital Heteroglossia. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; The Media School.

PhD Students

  • Thinus Mathee (Towards a dialogic pedagogy that promotes the values of craftsmanship in a media practice programme)
  • Adam Twycross (How did social and cultural processes shape the evolution of adult comics in Britain between 1932 and 1986?)
  • Marzenna Hiles (Cohort Cultures in Higher Education)
  • Ashley Woodfall (Children's cross-platform media preferences: a sense of kindness and a want for learning?)
  • Marketa Zezulkova (Whole Person Hermeneutic Media Learning in the Primary Classroom: An Intercultural Grounded Philosophy)
  • Pete Fraser (When Pedagogy met Technology: a case study of the OCR A level Media Studies)
  • Andy Tedd (Social Media & New Ways of Working at the BBC)
  • Neelam Parmar (New Learning Pedagogy A study in d e ter mining an appropriate pe dagogy and pedagogical strategies to support phonetic awareness, whilst using new technology with young children)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Industry, Practice, Pedagogy, Major Project, Exhibition

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Adaptation

Grants

  • Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MediaLitRefYouth) - Annamaria Naeg (European Commission H2020 MSCA, 01 Sep 2017). Awarded
  • Journalism Staff Development Workshops in Nepal (Bournemouth University - Fusion Fund, 01 Nov 2013). Completed
  • (Digitally) Transforming the Discipline: reading games as (authorless) literature (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Feb 2012). Completed
  • BBC Persian Television - Cotent Anaysis (BBC Trust, 29 Jan 2010). Completed

External Responsibilities

Networks

  • CEMP, HEA, MEA, EDULEARN, ISSoTL.

Conference Presentations

  • Media Education Summit, Digital Transformations: Reading Games as (Authorless) Literature, 7 September 2012, Bournemouth University
  • International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Digital Transformations: Reading Games as (Authorless) Literature, 14 November 2012, Madrid, Spain

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Media & Communications (1995)
  • MA in Film Studies (1999)
  • PG Cert in Academic Practice (2001)
  • PhD in Literature & Cinema (2005)
  • PG Dip in Research Degree Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2010)

Memberships

  • Arts & Humanities Research Council, Review Panel Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Associate,
  • Media Education Association, Member,
  • Popular Culture Association, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:03 on August 21, 2017.