Dr Phil Ellis
Profiles

Dr Phil Ellis

Lecturer in Media Arts

School of Art, Design and Architecture

Role

I am a lecturer in Media Arts and Programme Leader of BA TV Arts and the forthcoming BA Film & Television Production.

Qualifications

PhD 2017 (entitled 'Picking up (on) Fragments: Towards a Laboratorial Media Archaeology through Reenactment')

MPhil 2007 (entitled 'An investigation into the fluidity and stability of the ‘ScreenPage’ in new media with particular reference to the techniques of OuLiPo')

LTHE 2002

BA Hons in Media Arts with English (First Class) 1997

Professional experience/roles:

 

2017- Programme Leader, BA Film & Television Production, Plymouth University

 

2010- Programme Leader, BA TV Arts, Plymouth University

 

2012-16 Associate Head of School, (Enterprise),  Plymouth University

 

2012-16 Subject Leader Media Arts, Plymouth University

 

2000- Lecturer in Media Arts, Plymouth University

 

2015 External Panel Member, Validation of FDA Creative Media Production, Weymouth College

 

2006-2008 Academic Liaison Person, FDA Media Advertising, Truro College

 

2002-2015 Erasmus and ISEPS ExchangeCoordinator, Media Arts, Plymouth University

 

1997-2000 Associate Lecturer, Plymouth University

 

 

External Professional Experience

 

2015 External Panel Member, Validation of FDA Creative Media Production, Weymouth College

 

2014 External Panel Member, Validation of FDA Media Production, Bridgwater College

 

2006 External Panel Member, Validation of FDA Graphic Design and Multimedia, City of Bristol College

 

2006 External Panel Member, Validation of FDA Media Advertising, Truro College

 

 

Current key responsibilities, Plymouth University

 

Director of PUMA (Media Production House)

 

Co-chair PUMAr Research Cluster

 

Member of Formation Zone Board

Academic Liaison Person for FDA Film & Television Production, Exeter College, 

Academic Liaison Person for FDA Creative Media Production, Weymouth College 

Academic Liaison Person for FDA Media Production, Bridgwater College

 

I have previously been a member of:

 

2012-16 Member of Faculty of Arts &Humanities Creative Industries Committee

 

2014-16 Academic lead for School of Art& Media’s NACUE (National Association of College and UniversitiesEntrepreneurs) project

 

 Also, I have been a member of the University’s Academic Board and Faculty Board (Arts & Humanities)

Teaching interests

I teach broadly across moving image and digital media. Apart from my current research interest area of television (historical and contemporary), I have interests in documentary and collaborative practice.

I hold a Teaching Fellowship Award for 2012/3

Research interests

I recently completed PhD research into the relationship between contemporary and historical television, exploring how the process of reenactment might be aligned to an experimental media archaeological approach to the archival fragments of television history.


Publications:

2015. Paper, in VIEW, Journal of European Television History and Culture, special issue on ‘Archaeologies of Tele-Visions and -Realities: Untold Histories and Forgotten Practices’, July.

2014. Performance and contextual talk on 30lines / 60 seconds and my PhD research at the Archaeologies of Media and Film conference at the University of Bradford, September.

2014. Performance and contextual talk on 30lines / 60 seconds and my PhD research at the Archaeologies of Media and Film conference at the University of Bradford, September.

2013. Reenacttv:30 lines / 60 seconds Kunsthalle Vienna, March.2013. Reenacttv:30 lines / 60 seconds. Dutch National TV Archive /Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum during the “Advertising theSublime” Knowledge Transfer event, April.

2013.Performance and contextual talk on 30 lines / 60 seconds and my PhD research at the Raymond Williams and John Logie Baird – Television,Technology and Cultural Form conference at the University of Brighton in Hastings, September.

2011 Ellis P., Self-Service Broadcasting: reenacttv.net presentation, and paper for Public Interfaces, international Conference at the Center for Digital Urban Living (DUL), Digital Aesthetics Research Centre (DARC), and Dept. of Aesthetic Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, January; paper included in peer-reviewed publication, March.

 

2011. Ellis P., chapter reenacttv.net: re-working the site(s) of new television: the dialogic process between participants, contemporary and historical television, and the archive in Communications: The European Journal for Communication Research, Special Issue: Revisiting Digital MediaTechnologies, 3/2011, Editors: Caroline Bassett (University of Sussex, UK), Maren Hartmann (University of the Arts Berlin, DE), Kate O’Riordan (University of Sussex, UK), (Jeffrey Wimmer (University of Ilmenau, DE).

 

2011. Ellis, P., Open Triggers presentation and paper for WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw Poland, 10 May 2011 - 14 May 2011

 

2010. Ellis P., The body of the text: the uses of the “ScreenPage” in new media, chapter in Broadhurst, S & Machon, J. (eds.),Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies: Writings of the Body in 21st Century Performance. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

2010. Ellis P., reenacttv.net: the dialogic process between participants, contemporary and historical television, and the archive, presentation and paper for The 1st FIAT/IFTA Television Studies Seminar, INA Centre Pierre Sabbagh, Paris, France, May.

 

2009. Ellis P., flow is now viral is agency: re-working the site(s) of new television, presentation and paper for The Ends of Television internationa lConference at The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and the Department of Media Studies of the Universiteit van Amsterdam, Holland, June.

 

2009. Ellis P., flow is now viral is agency: re-working the site(s) of new television presentation, and paper for Digital Media Technologies Revisited, international Conference at The University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany, November.

Research groups

  • Art and Social Technologies

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ellis PJ 2011 'reenacttv.net: re-working the site(s) of new television: participants, contemporary and historical television, and the archive' Communications: The European Journal for Communication Research,
Ellis PJ 2011 'Self-Service Broadcasting: reenacttv.net' NYHEDSAVISEN: Public Interfaces 1, (1) 12-13 Publisher Site
Chapters
Ellis PJ 2009 'The body of the text: the uses of the ‘ScreenPage’ in new media' in Broadhurst S; Machon J Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies Palgrave MacMillan 50-64
Conference Papers
Ellis PJ 0 'Open Triggers' WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw Poland 10/05/2011 14/05/2011
Ellis PJ 0 'flow is now viral is agency: re-working the site(s) of new television' THE DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES REVISITED University of the Arts, Berlin 20/11/2010 21/11/2010
Ellis PJ 0 'reenacttv.net: the dialogic process between participants, contemporary and historical television, and the archive' 1st FIAT/IFTA Television Studies Seminar Paris 14/05/2010 14/05/2010

Other academic activities

Coordinator of Socrates/Erasmus exchange progamme for Media Arts. I have secured recent new agreements with Malaga, Potsdam, Katowice, Porto, Graz, Haarlem and Halle.