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February 2010, Week 4


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Tue, 23 Feb 2010 04:14:30 +0000
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Hi all,
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, February 22, 2010 – Kevin Howley (Depauw University) presents: “Glimmers of Hope”

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 – Radhika Gajjala, Samara Anarbaeva and Yeon Ju Oh (Bowling Green State University) presents: “Craft Cultures Online - Can they be ‘global’?”

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 – Madison Moore (Yale University) presents: "Real Men Wear Heels"

Thursday, February 25, 2010 – Ira Wagman (Carleton University) presents: "Canada's Television Networks Get Desperate, Go Viral”

Friday, February 26, 2010 – Anne Moore (Tufts University) presents: "On Tuning in Next Week” 

Saturday, February 27, 2010 – Virginia Wexman & students in Film and Authorship seminar (Northwestern University) presents: “BABEL and Film Authorship”

Each participating student in Dr. Wexman's seminar addresses the topic of authorship as it relates to the clip from BABEL from a different perspective

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


In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship.

Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute videoclip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.

We use the title "curator" because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way.

The clip/comment combination are intended to both introduce the curator's work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.

Theme weeks are designed to generate a networked conversation between curators. All the posts for that week will thematically overlap and the participating curators each agree to comment on one another's work.

Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media.

In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we typically experience media.

In Media Res is a publication of MediaCommons. MediaCommons is a strong advocate for the right of media scholars to quote from the materials they analyze, as protected by the principle of "fair use." If such quotation is necessary to a scholar's argument, if the quotation serves to support a scholar's original analysis or pedagogical purpose, and if the quotation does not harm the market value of the original text -- but rather, and on the contrary, enhances it -- we must defend the scholar's right to quote from the media texts under study.

For more information, please contact In Media Res’ coordinating editor, Avi Santo at [log in to unmask] 


Avi Santo

Avi Santo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Office: Batten Arts & Letters 3014
Tel: 757-683-6971
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Co-Creator, Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture (
Co-Creator, MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network (
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