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February 2008, Week 2


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:33:03 +0000
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Welcome to a special LOST-themed week from In Media Res. 

All of the pieces this week have been curated by contributors to the forthcoming anthology Reading Lost, edited by Roberta Pearson and published by I.B. Taurus. Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about the series as well.

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, February 11, 2008 – Roberta Pearson (University of Nottingham) presents: “Lost as TV3”

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 – Will Brooker (Kingston University) presents: " Man Out of Time: Lost Season 3 Finale”

Wednesday, February 13, 2008a – Stacey Abbott (Roehampton University) presents: "The Conundrum of the Character-Driven Plot in Lost”

Wednesday, February 13, 2008b – Ivan Askwith (Big Spaceship) presents: "‘You Got No Idea What's Goin' On On That Island!’: Viewer Skepticism Over Lost's Long-Term Plan”

Thursday, February 14, 2008 – Julian Stringer (University of Nottingham) presents: " "*Lost* is a Four Letter Word”

Friday, February 15, 2008 – Jason Mittell (Middlebury College) presents: " Synchronizing Complexity”

Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.

In Media Res is envisioned as an experiment in just one sort of
collaborative, multi-modal scholarship that MediaCommons will aim to
foster. Its primary goal is to provide a forum for more immediate critical
engagement with media in a manner closer to how we typically experience
mediated texts.

Each day, a different media scholar will present a 30-second to 3-minute
clip accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response. The goal is to
promote an online dialogue amongst media scholars and the public about
contemporary media scholarship through clips chosen for either their
typicality or a-typicality in demonstrating narrative strategies, genre
formulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutional
approaches, fan engagements, etc.


Avi Santo

Avi Santo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
3014 Batten Arts & Letters (BAL)
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-6971
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Co-Coordinating Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network
Co-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture


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