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  • Profile

    NEW BOOK OUT:  "After The Break: Television Theory Today", co-edited with Marijke De Valck, is available from AUP, both in hard copy as through open access. With contributions by Mimi White, Joke Hermes, José Van Dijck, William Uricchio, Markus Stauff, Judith Keilbach, Mark Hayward, Margot Bouman, Alexander Dhoest, Herbert Schwaab, Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano, and yours truly.


    Short Bio

    I studied mediastudies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel where I graduated in 1997. At the same university I then started a PhD project on two Belgian dating shows, Blind Date and Streetmate. Combining Foucaultian analytics of power and Actor-Network Theory, I studied how participants in dating shows (and in television at large) are managed by the production team. Having finished the PhD in 2004, I then joined the Mediastudies Department at Amsterdam University, where I have been teaching mainly television-related courses.



    Having first been drawn to non-Marxist approaches to media (Foucault and Latour), in recent years I am trying to complement this with Marxist approaches to media (political economy, Italian autonomism). I am especially interested in the dramatic changes taking place in the mediaindustry, not only in economic terms but also in the effects this has for the culture at large. 


    Key publications

    De Valck, M. en Teurlings, J. (eds.)(2013). After The Break: Television Theory Today. Amsterdam, AUP. 

    Teurlings, J. (2010) “Media Literacy and the Challenges of Contemporary Media Culture: On Savvy Viewers and Critical Apathy”, European Journal of Cultural Studies vol. 13 (3), pp. 359-373.

    Teurlings, J. (2001) "Producing the Ordinary: institutions, discourses and practices in love game shows", in Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, vol. 15 (2), pp. 249-263.




  • Publications





    • Teurlings, J. (2017). Society of the Spectacle. In P. Rössler (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects (Vol. 4). (The Wiley-Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. [details]
    • Teurlings, J. (2017). What Critical Media Studies Should Not Take from Actor-Network Theory. In M. Spöhrer, & B. Ochsner (Eds.), Applying Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies (pp. 66-78). (Advances in media, entertainment, and the arts (AMEA) book series). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. [details]



    • Teurlings, J. (2013). From the society of the spectacle to the society of the machinery: mutations in popular culture 1960s-2000s. European Journal of Communication, 28(5), 514-526. [details]
    • Teurlings, J. (2013). Unblackboxing production: what media studies can learn from actor-network theory. In M. de Valck, & J. Teurlings (Eds.), After the break: television theory today (pp. 101-116). (Televisual culture). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • de Valck, M., & Teurlings, J. (2013). After the break: television theory today. In M. de Valck, & J. Teurlings (Eds.), After the break: television theory today (pp. 7-17). (Televisual culture). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]


    • Teurlings, J. (2012). Reality tv: democratisering van de mediaruimte door emancipatie van de televisiekijker? Tijdschrift voor Humanistiek, 13(48), 19-28. [details]


    • Teurlings, J. (2011). Van productie tot receptie: perspectiefwisselingen in televisiestudies. In J. Hermes, & M. Reesink (Eds.), Televisiestudies. - 2e [herz.] dr. (pp. 141-156). Den Haag: Boom Lemma uitgevers. [details]


    • Teurlings, J. (2010). After politics, what is left is the police: police videos and the neo-liberal order. In S. van Bauwel, & N. Carpentier (Eds.), Trans-reality television : the transgression of reality, genre, politics, and audience (pp. 149-162). Lanham: Lexington Books. [details]
    • Teurlings, J. (2010). Media literacy and the challenges of contemporary media culture: on savvy viewers and critical apathy. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 13(3), 359-373. [details]


    • de Kloet, J., & Teurlings, J. (2008). Digital convergence ten years later: Broadcast Your Selves and web karaoke. In J. Kooijman, P. Pisters, & W. Strauven (Eds.), Mind the screen: media concepts according to Thomas Elsaesser (pp. 345-359). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]


    • de Valck, M., & Teurlings, J. (2013). After the break: television theory today. (Televisual culture). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]


    • Teurlings, J. (2011). Product integration in Mad Men: political economy, nostalgia and critique. In M. A. Pérez-Gómez (Ed.), Previously on: estudios interdisciplinarios sobre la ficción televisiva en la tercera edad de oro de la televisión = interdisciplinary studies on TV series in the third golden age of television (pp. 769-778). (Monográficos FRAME). Sevilla: Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla. [details]






    • Teurlings, J. A. (2016). The transparency dispositif: Notes on the mediation of transparency. Paper presented at ASCA Annual Workshop 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


    • Teurlings, J. (2013). The television studio as a peculiar panopticon: Reflections on studio space and its non-human actants. Paper presented at Spaces of Television: Production, Site and Style, .


    • Teurlings, J. A. (2012). Cultural studies after Populism. On the Commoning of Culture and the Contemporary Culture Industries. Paper presented at Crossroads 2012 Conference, Paris, .

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Teurlings, J. A. (speaker) (11-6-2007). ''Policing the Population : neoliberal governmental models in police videos TV'', INTER : A European Cultural Studies Conference, Norrkoping.
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