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Hi all,


Welcome to a special theme week devoted to Queer Privates.


This In Media Res theme week is inspired by the fourth
annual Queer Studies Graduate Symposium at the University of California, Davis.
The theme of this year’s symposium – “queer privates” – situates discussions of
private parts and acts in relation to liberal discourses of privacy and
neoliberal processes of privatization. 


The Symposium takes place May 13-14, 2010.


Please visit the symposium website for more details:


This week’s In Media Res line-up:


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


Monday, May 3, 2010 – Toby Beauchamp, Abigail Boggs,
Cynthia C. Degnan, and Liz Montegary (Queers for Public Education – University
of California, Davis) presents: " Queer
Privates and Public Protests” 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – Meredith Wallis (Stanford
University) presents: “They say class cuts, we say class war”


Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – Morgan Bassichis (Community
United Against Violence (CUAV)) presents: “Public Safety"

Thursday, May 6, 2010 – Mel Chen (University of
California, Berkeley) presents: " Queer Vibrations"

Friday, May 7, 2010 – Kathleen Frederickson
(University of California, Davis) presents: " Up with Dead Privates”




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


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

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