Welcome to a special theme week devoted to Mad Men. Five of our Six curators this week are also contributing essays to the forthcoming anthology, Reading Mad Men, which is part of the “Reading Contemporary Television Series” co-edited by Kim Akass and Janet McCabe and published by I.B. Tauris. The anthology is due to be published in 2010.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, April 20, 2009 – Gary Edgerton (Old Dominion University) presents: “Falling Man and Mad Men (1:54)”
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – Janet McCabe and Kim Akass (Manchester Metropolitan University) presents: “Why Women Don’t Get Ahead In Advertising”
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 – Jeremy Butler (University of Alabama) presents: “The Oppressive Rectangularity of the Fluorescent Light”
Thursday, April 23, 2009 – Allison Perlman (Rutgers University) presents: “G.I. Dick: Don Draper as Korean War Veteran”
Friday, April 24, 2009 – David Lavery (Middle Tennessee State University) presents: “‘Mad Men’ and/as Teleparody”
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
ABOUT IN MEDIA RES
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 video clip/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
Internet Explorer 8 helps keep your personal info safe.
Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
University of Alabama: http://www.tcf.ua.edu