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September 2009, Week 4


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Carnelia Gipson <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi all,

Welcome to a special theme week devoted to ShowTime original series The L

This week’s In Media Res line-up:<>

   - Monday, September 21, 2009 – Julie Levin-Russo (Brown University)
   presents: “You Write It! Or, The L Word Is Labor”

   - Tuesday, September 22, 2009 – Gina Mitchell (Bates College)
presents: “It's
   so Butch and Femme: Reexamining Gender Representation on The L Word”

   - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 – Kelly Kessler (DePaul University)
   Presents: “If this is OurChart, then where is MyChart: Selective Lesbian
   Identities on The L Word Social Networking Site”

   - Thursday, September 24, 2009 – Eden Osucha (Bates College) Presents:
   “Fear of a Pale "Planet": Whiteness on The L Word”

   - Friday, September 25, 2009 – Candace Moore (Univ. Of Michigan)
   Presents: “The L Word Plays Itself”

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


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

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

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] <[log in to unmask]>


Carnelia Gipson   (Research Assistant)

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