First Impressions: Fear the Walking Dead

August 28, 2015
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First Impressions: <em>Fear the Walking Dead</em>

Amanda Keeler offers some initial thoughts on the pilot of Fear the Walking Dead and its use of storytelling, genre, setting, and character, pointing out that interpretation will depend largely on which elements of the original Walking Dead series resonate with individual viewers.
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The Visibility and Invisibility of Chinese Independent Films

August 27, 2015
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The Visibility and Invisibility of Chinese Independent Films

Festival film? Underground film? Dissident film? Sabrina Q. Yu on contemporary Chinese independent cinema's proliferating labels and reigning misperceptions.
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“Long Live Abigail Hobbs”: The Significance of Hannibal‘s Deviant “Daughter”

August 26, 2015
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“Long Live Abigail Hobbs”: The Significance of <i>Hannibal</i>‘s Deviant “Daughter”

In the final installment of a limited series on NBC's gothic horror program Hannibal, Allison McCracken focuses on character Abigail Hobbs, who has become a prominent figure among the...
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Love for the Fannish Archive: Fuller’s Hannibal as Fanfiction

August 25, 2015
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Love for the Fannish Archive: Fuller’s <i>Hannibal</i> as Fanfiction

In positioning the series as fan fiction, Hannibal show runner Bryan Fuller and his team claim the identity and ethos of the feminine-gendered fan, a position that allows them...
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Branding Hannibal: When Quality TV Viewers and Social Media Fans Converge

Branding <i>Hannibal</i>: When Quality TV Viewers and Social Media Fans Converge

In the first installment of a three-part series on NBC's Hannibal, Allison McCracken and Brian Faucette discuss the show's and network's branding efforts in relation to their appeals to...
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AnTENNA, UnREAL: Channel Branding and Racial Politics

August 21, 2015
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AnTENNA, <i>UnREAL</i>: Channel Branding and Racial Politics

The final part of a week-long forum for media scholars to share their thoughts about Lifetime's UnREAL explores the series in relation to cable branding and racial politics.
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AnTENNA, UnREAL: Romance and Pedagogy

August 19, 2015
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AnTENNA, <i>UnREAL</i>: Romance and Pedagogy

The second part of a week-long forum for media scholars to share their thoughts about Lifetime's UnREAL explores the series in relation to romance and pedagogy.
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AnTENNA, UnREAL: Anti-Heroes, Genre and Legitimation

August 17, 2015
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AnTENNA, <i>UnREAL</i>: Anti-Heroes, Genre and Legitimation

The first part of a week-long forum for media scholars to share their thoughts about Lifetime's UnREAL explores the series in relation to contemporary anti-hero dramas.
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Sesame Street’s New Landlord

August 15, 2015
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Sesame Street’s New Landlord

What does HBO's deal with Sesame Workshop mean for Cookie, HBO, PBS, and their audiences?
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Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

August 13, 2015
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Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

Social media and Twitter-happy stars are changing the way Hindi films are promoted in India. (With this caveat: for English speakers only.) Sripana Ray looks at film...
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