Welcome to a special Regional Media-themed week from In Media Res. Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about the series as well.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, February 25, 2008 – Victoria E. Johnson (University of California, Irvine) presents: “Revisiting Regionalism: Place-ing the Prime Time Past”
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 – Jeffrey P. Jones (Old Dominion University) presents: "What Role for Government TV in Community Life?”
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – Doug Battema (Western New England College) presents: "Baseball *Is* All It's Quacked Up to Be”
Thursday, February 28, 2008 – Allison Perlman (Penn State Erie) presents: "Flying Classrooms in the Midwest: The MPATI's Experiment in Regional Educational Television”
Friday, February 29, 2008 – Mark Williams (Dartmouth College) presents: "Burgundy Histories? WEWS-TV “Catch 5!” 1970s promo”
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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