Welcome to a special Toys-themed week from In Media Res. Please feel free to respond to the contributors’ comments.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, May 5, 2008 – Raiford Guins (State University of New York, Stony Brook) presents: “Mint on Card (MOC)”
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 – Caryn Murphy (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: "'She'd Like to Be a Veterinarian': Parents, Parent Companies, and the Princess Movement”
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 – Henry Jenkins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents: "‘Sometimes My Kids Seem Like a Bunch of Kangaroos!’”
Thursday, May 8, 2008 – Derek Johnson (University of Wisconsin, Madison) presents: " “‘The Legend of G.I. Joe…New from Marvel Comics!’: The Toy as Comic Book on Television”
Friday, May 9, 2008 – Avi Santo (Old Dominion University) presents: "‘Save Me Captain Stubing! Skeletor and The Lone Ranger have joined forces and are attacking the General Lee’: The place of play in building story-worlds”
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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