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March 2009, Week 3


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:49:36 +0000
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Hi all,
Welcome to a special theme week devoted to Bad Movies. 

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, March 16, 2009 – Jeffrey Sconce (Northwestern University) presents: “Anxious Coed Spontaneous Fried-Chicken Dance Party”
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 – Joshua Barton-Scott (Duke University) presents: “Bollywood Bad: Toward an Aesthetics of the Failed Future”
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – Jocelyn Szezepaniak-Gillece (Northwestern University) presents: “Some movies are bad, but some are undead: Watchmen”
Thursday, March 19, 2009 – Kaelin Alexander (Cornell University) presents: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Killer Condom”
Friday, March 20, 2009 – James Daniel Elam (Northwestern University) presents: “What Bad Does”
Beginning this Saturday, we will also begin publishing unsolicited IMR posts that meet the site's criteria for scholarly contributions as well as follow the IMR format.
Saturday, March 21, 2009 - Richard Grusin (Wayne State University) presents: "Multiple Media Temporalities in a Time of Economic Crisis"
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
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.
Assistant Professor
3014 Batten Arts & Letters (BAL)
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-6971
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Co-Coordinating Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Network
Co-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture
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