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November 2013, Week 4


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Jinying Li <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:17:10 -0800
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Dear Sarah,

About anime and techno-devices, Thomas Lamarre's *The Anime Machine *is one
of the best to read. The book is theoretically rich, though may be a little
challenging for undergrad students. Hope you enjoy it.



On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM, [log in to unmask] <
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> Dear all,
> I am teaching a course next semester on "Bad Devices": that is,
> contemporary media/technology in films and television wherein the
> camera/video, television, radio, telephone/mobile phone, Internet, GPS,
> gaming etc. become devices of tragedy, mishap, power-play, evil, even
> supernatural force that mess us up: Face in the Crowd, Quiz Show, Truman
> Show, Mothman Prophecies, Blair Witch Project, Ring/Ringu, Shadow of the
> Vampire, the holodeck in Star Trek, Matrix, eXistenZ, possibly BBC Sherlock
> (Scandal in Belgravia). I would greatly appreciate any advice on this
> topic-- there are so many possibilities in Anime and Manga, for instance,
> in films about "haunted technology" (a website devoted to it), but I would
> like some guidance on focusing it and on the most relevant criticism to
> give to my students.
> Thanks,
> Sarah Higley
> ----
> Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite

Jinying Li
Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
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