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July 2010, Week 1


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Darcey West <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 Jun 2010 17:13:10 +0000
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This week’s In Media Res: A MediaCommons Project is available online starting today at

In coordination with the release of the third film in the series, this week’s theme focuses on the Twilight phenomenon.  Curators include: Maggie Parke; Natalie Wilson; Courtney Brannon Donoghue; Rebecca Housel; and Jennifer Stevens Aubrey.

This week’s line-up:

Monday, June 28, 2010 - Maggie Parke (Bangor University, Wales, Elfin Productions and Co-Editor of Critical Readings of the Twilight Saga) Presents: Twilight: The Multi-Media Marketing Machine

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - Natalie Wilson (California State University, San Marcos and Author of Seduced by Twilight) Presents:Twilight Backlash: Taking a Bite out of “Sparkling Kids”

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - Courtney Brannon Donoghue (University of Texas, Austin) Presents: “Twilight is a License to Print Money”: Selling the Female Film Franchise

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - Rebecca Housel (Editor of Twilight and Philosophy and True Blood and Philosophy) Presents: Eclipse the Real: Twilight and Simulacra

Friday, July 2, 2010 - Jennifer Stevens Aubrey (University of Missoui and Co-Editor of Bitten by Twilight) Presents: Contemplating the Franchise, the Fandom and the Celebrity Juggernaut of the Twilight Saga

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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.

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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.

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