Welcome to a special theme week devoted to queer citizenship.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, March 9, 2009 Hollis Griffin (Northwestern University) presents: "Queer, There, Everywhere: Buying & Selling Citizenship on Gay Narrowcast TV"
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Dana Heller (Old Dominion University) presents: "El Cazador de la Ciudadana"
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Ronald Becker (Miami University of Ohio) presents: "Nadya Suleman: Drag Mom and/or Social Menace"
Thursday, March 12, 2009 Karen Tongson (University of Southern California) presents: "Miss Independent, or Between Women - Reconsidered"
Friday, March 13, 2009 Dana Luciano (Georgetown University) presents: "Citizenship in Flames"
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
ABOUT IN MEDIA RES
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 video clip/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
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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