Please forward to students, colleagues, or anyone who might potentially be interested.
For the past couple of months, we have been re-conceptualizing how In
Media Res (IMR) works in order to make it easier for participants to
upload materials onto the site and in order to reduce the back end
labor involved in customizing each clip. This resulted in a temporary
slow down of content on the site, but all that is about to change!
With renovations now complete, we are embarking on an ambitious push to
make IMR a daily stop for media scholars by having new curatorial
efforts every Monday thru Friday by a different scholar each day. As
always, these short features are intended to spark conversation on the
site about contemporary and historical media practices and the future
of media studies scholarship as a whole. Scholars committed to curating
at least once between February 1 and May 11 for IMR include (in
Hector Amaya, Tim Anderson, Mark Andrejevic, Michela Ardizzoni, Miranda
Banks, Doug Battema, Ron Becker, Marnie Binfield, Aniko Bodroghkozy,
Megan Boler, Patrick Burkart, Jeremy Butler, Paula Chakravrartty, John
Downing, Gary Edgerton, Cynthia Fuchs, Joy Fuqua, Faye Ginsburg, David
Golumbia, Joshua Green, Hollis Griffin, Mary Beth Haralovich, Amelie
Hastie, Tim Havens, Jennifer Holt, Vicky Johnson, Vamsee Juluri,
Jyotsna Kapur, Kelly Kessler, Derek Kompare, Marwan Kraidy, Shanti
Kumar, David Lavery, Dan
Leopard, Elana Levine, Amanda Lotz, Moya Luckett, Madhavi
Mallapragada, Dan Marcus, Vicki Mayer, Anna McCarthy, Allison
McCracken, Alan McKee, Tara McPherson, Walter Metz, Toby Miller, Susan
Murray, Laurie Ouellette, Brian Ott, Jane Park, Roberta Pearson, Alisa
Perren, Dana Polan, Arvind Rajagopal, Jeff Sconce, Katherine Sender,
Sharon Shahaf, Shawn Shimpach, Louisa Stein, Serra Tinic, Chuck Tryon,
Michele White, Karin Wilkins, Joe Wlodorz
Our first two new curated clips – by Tara McPherson and Jyotsna Kapur -- are currently up on the site.
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment
I will be sending out weekly schedules of upcoming curatorial debuts.
If you are interested in curating for IMR, please e-mail:
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About In Media Res
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 at a pace 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 100-150-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, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
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