Welcome to a special theme week devoted to media and conflict in the Middle East.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, March 30, 2009 – Matt Sienkiewicz (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: “A Serious Alternative to Media Outreach”
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – Helga Tawil Souri (New York University) presents: “Israeli Air Power: Bombs on YouTube”
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – Amahl Bishara (Tufts University) presents: “Injuring Objectivity? The Multiple Kinds of Violence against Palestinian Photojournalists”
Thursday, April 2, 2009 – Tariq Elseewi (University of Texas, Austin) presents: “Opposite Day”
Friday, April 3, 2009 – Hussam Kanaan (University of Texas, Austin) presents: “Is secularism possible in the Arab region given the numerous influential factions that have a religious face?”
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
Avi Santo, Ph.D.
3014 Batten Arts & Letters (BAL)
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
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