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Welcome to a special television, satire and politics-themed week from In Media Res. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgAll the pieces this week are being curated by folks involved in a book project tentatively titled The State of Satire and the Politics of TV Parody, which will hopefully be out just in time for the 2008 elections. The book is being co-edited by Jonathan Gray, Jeffrey P. Jones and Ethan Thompson.Please feel free to respond to their comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about the series as well. So, without further adieu, this week’s In Media Res line-up:Monday, July 23, 2007 – Jonathan Gray (Fordham University) presents: “Throwing Out the Welcome Mat: Guests and Victims on Television Satire”Tuesday, July 24, 2007 – Jeffrey P. Jones (Old Dominion University) presents: “On Political Satire: ‘Ha-Ha’ Funny or Contemptuously So?”Wednesday, July 25, 2007 – Ethan Thompson (University of Texas at Corpus Christi) presents: “Making Sense of South Park, or Is a Snuke in a Sniz more than a Snuke in a Sniz?”Thursday, July 26, 2007 – Serra Tinic (University of Alberta) presents: “Apology to Americans”Friday, July 27, 2007 – Avi Santo (Old Dominion University) presents: “Of Niggas and Citizens: Mobilizing Strategies on The Boondocks and the Rhetoric of Blame”Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgIn 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 mediated texts.Each day, a different media scholar will present a 30-second to 3-minute clip accompanied by a 100-150-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, genreformulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutional approaches, fan engagements, etc.Best,Avi Santo----------------------------------------------------------------------Avi Santo, Ph.D.Assistant Professor3014 Batten Arts & Letters (BAL)Department of Communication and Theatre ArtsOld Dominion UniversityNorfolk, Virginia 23529(757) [log in to unmask] Editor: MediaCommons: A Digital Scholarly Networkhttp://mediacommons.futureofthebook.orgCo-Creator: Flow: Television and Media Culture http://www.flowtv.org
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