Welcome to a special alternative media-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 In Media Res line-up:
Monday, December 10, 2007 – Chris Atton (Napier University) presents: “Rory Bremner as Ahmadinejad: The Purity of Alternative Media”
Tuesday, December11, 2007 – Laura Stein (University of Texas at Austin) presents: “Deconstructing Television from Within: the Alternative Aesthetics of Paper Tiger Television”
Wednesday, December12, 2007 – Allison Perlman (Penn State University-- Erie) presents: “Jesus 2.0: Christian Identity and Community on Godtube”
Thursday, December 13, 2007 – Clemencia Rodriguez (University of Oklahoma) presents: "Citizens’ Media in Southern Colombia”
Friday, December 14, 2007 – Dorothy Kidd (University of San Francisco) presents: “Alternative, mainstream or ?: The case of Radio Bilingue”
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
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, Ph.D.
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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