Hi all,
Welcome to a special theme week devoted to interrogating Canadian media. 

This week’s In Media Res line-up:

Monday, April 6, 2009 – Michele Byers (Saint Mary’s University) presents: “Our Little Mosque”
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 – Zoe Druick (Simon Frasier University) presents: “Mock Documentaries in Canada: Looking for the Real Thing”
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 – Will Straw (McGill University) presents: “The Degraded Edges of Canadian Visuality”
Thursday, April 9, 2009 – Lorna Roth (Concordia University) presents: “Voices from Sunnyvale Trailer Park: the US meets Canada via the Trailer Park Boys ”
Friday, April 10, 2009 – Serra Tinic (University of Alberta) presents: “Made in Canada?: The Art of Mimesis in Global TV”
Please check out these wonderful contributions and offer your thoughts via a comment.
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.
Assistant Professor
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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