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January 2008, Week 2


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Welcome to the first installment of volume 4 and a special Irony and Politics-themed week from In Media Res. 

Please feel free to respond to their comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about the series as well.

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, January 14, 2008 – Ted Gournelos (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) presents: “South Park’s Ironic Whiteness”

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 – Amber Day (Bryant University) presents: “Ironic Authenticity: Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping”

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 – Ian Reilly (University of Guelph) presents: “Two Words: Chuck Norris”

Thursday, January 17, 2008 – Catherine Burwell (University of Toronto) presents:  "Calling on the Colbert Nation: How fan practices complicate irony”

Friday, January 18, 2008 – Viveca Greene (Hampshire College) presents: “Shirley, You Can't Be Serious”

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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