Archive for March, 2011

Computer Games: Heart of the Humanities?

March 31, 2011
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Computer Games: Heart of the Humanities?

In what ways does the medium and its exploration connect with the traditional foci of humanistic study: life, death, friendship, love, work, play, language, learning, history, and so on?
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Watching the World’s Amazing Races

March 30, 2011
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Watching the World’s Amazing Races

What I find frustrating about the show is not simply that it ends up Othering the world, but that it could be so much better. It’s like a B student who writes occasionally brilliant sentences, yet who isn’t trying hard enough.
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So It’s Come to This: An Antenna Clips Show

March 21, 2011
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So It’s Come to This: An Antenna Clips Show

It’s Spring Break for us here, hence a slowdown in publishing. But just like any bad sitcom, there’s always the clip show, so we thought we’d remind you of what’s been published here this year.
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The Unicorn That Roared

March 17, 2011
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The Unicorn That Roared

I know that even as the bad job market is a haunting reality for most grad students, it's also a gamble every one is clearly willing to take, deep down surely believing that they will beat the odds. After all, everyone whom they encounter and interact with has done so, right?
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Report from SCMS: Saturday, Sunday, and Beyond

March 16, 2011
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Report from SCMS: Saturday, Sunday, and Beyond

While there have been a number of diverse responses to this year’s SCMS, a substantial portion of the discussion boils down to this central question: why do we attend academic conferences?
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Report from SCMS: Friday

March 12, 2011
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Two days in and SCMS 2011 has already proved an amazing experience.
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Report From SCMS: Thursday

March 11, 2011
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Report From SCMS: Thursday

The Antenna editors have asked some writers to contribute daily reports on the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference in New Orleans this week. First up: a Thursday report from Christine Becker, focusing primarily on the SCMS website workshop.
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Gleetalians, or Glee’s Italian Promotional Paratexts – Part 2

March 5, 2011
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Gleetalians, or <i>Glee</i>’s Italian Promotional Paratexts – Part 2

In this second post, I now move on to consider locally produced promos, where an increased amount of creativity seems to be put forward and the intent is noticed of “domesticating” the show for the target culture.
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Gleetalians, or Glee’s Italian Promotional Paratexts – Part 1

March 3, 2011
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Gleetalians, or <i>Glee</i>’s Italian Promotional Paratexts – Part 1

In this post I propose to look at some of the promotional videos used for the Italian launch of Glee, which premiered on FOX Italia on December 25th, 2009. I will look at two examples in which the dubbed Italian version was superimposed on the English original.
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The State of Reality TV: Producing Reality on Joan & Melissa

March 1, 2011
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The State of Reality TV: Producing Reality on <em> Joan & Melissa </em>

WE's new series, produced by and starring Joan & Melissa Rivers draws attention to the artifice of reality TV, but in the fourth episode, the mask slips and reveals something that may be...possibly...perhaps..."real"...
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