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March 2010, Week 2


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Avi Santo <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 14:09:30 +0000
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Hi all,

Welcome to a special theme week devoted to Procedurals. 

Please feel free to respond to the curators' posts.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, March 8, 2010 – Steven Cohan (Syracuse University) presents: “‘Looking for things, analyzing them, trying to figure out the world’: Professional expertise and authority in the TV police procedural” 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 – Jules Odendahl-James (Duke University) presents: "‘Science is no place for storytellers, baby’: Bones as Forensic Procedural”

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – Amelie Hastie (Amherst College) presents: “‘Just one more thing’: Columbo’s investigation of analog technologies”

Thursday, March 11, 2010 – Grant Wythoff (Princeton University) presents: "‘There are eight million stories in the naked city; this has been one of them’: The Procedure of Jules Dassin's The Naked City”

Friday, March 12, 2010 – Derek Kompare (Southern Methodist University) presents: “Professional Lives”

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 videoclip/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.

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] 


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