Welcome to a special 1970s Masculinity and the Media-themed week from In Media Res. Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, March 17, 2008 – Allison McCracken (DePaul University) presents: “‘The Most Gentle of Men’: Revising the Western Hero in NBC’s Centennial”
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 – Joe Wlodarz (University of Western Ontario) presents: " Family Affairs: Gay Visibility and Hegemonic Masculinity in ’70s TV”
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 – Elana Levine (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) presents: " Luke Spencer: General Hospital's Repentant Rapist”
Thursday, March 20, 2008 – Greg Oguss (University of Southern California) presents: "Righteous Anger and the Fear of a Black Planet in Taxi Driver”
Friday, March 21, 2008 – Avi Santo (Old Dominion University) presents: "Hulk Smash Wimpy White Man Who is Also Hulk: Reasserting Masculine Authority through Masochism”
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-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture
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