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April 2008, Week 4


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:47:39 +0000
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Welcome to a special GLBT media-themed week from In Media Res. Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments.

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, April 21, 2008 – Ben Aslinger (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: “‘Jumping Your Bones Was Extremely Atypical For Me’: Brothers and Sisters, Queer Hollywood Labor, and Textual Possibilities in a Post-Network Era”

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 – Kelly Kessler (City University of New York, Queens College) presents: "Where Does a Girl Have to Go to Find a Pool Table: Gender Performance, Leisure, and The L Word in Second Life”

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 – Hollis Griffin (Northwestern University) presents: "Television’s New Publics and Privates: From Mobile Privatization to Trans-Spatial Publicity?”

Thursday, April 24, 2008 – Sreya Mitra (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: "Yaari, men in drag, and gays: tracing the changing dynamics of queer male sexuality in popular Hindi cinema”

Friday, April 25, 2008 – Craig O. Stewart (Old Dominion University) presents: "I don’t think anyone has an obligation to do anything”: The pop politics of coming out”

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
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Co-Coordinating Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network
Co-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture

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