Welcome to a special CSI-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 selection of pieces will also serve as a preamble for
MediaCommons next project, a series of scholarly “Casefiles,” or
digital anthologies that will focus on on-going series across a range
of media forms. The Casefiles will be overseen by project co-editors
Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Jason Mittell. CSI will be our first ongoing
Casefile series. These casefiles will be our initial foray into
rethinking long-form academic publishing in a digital environment as
well as a testing ground for a new form of peer-to-peer review. Please
stay tuned for a forthcoming announcement on our website.
So, without further ado, this week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, July 30, 2007 – Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona College) presents: “It’s Our Job to Know Stuff”: The Epistemology of CSI”
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 – Derek Kompare (Southern Methodist University) presents: “What Happens in Vegas”
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 – Eva White (Indiana University Kokomo)
presents: “Double Voyeurism in CSI Las Vegas: The Scientist under the
Thursday, July 26, 2007 – Chad Harriss (Alfred University) presents: “CSI’s State of Denial”
Friday, July 27, 2007 – Jason Mittell (Middlebury College) presents: “The Painful Pleasures of CSI: Miami”
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 100-150-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
formulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutional approaches, fan engagements, etc.
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Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
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