With all the bad advice being given about academia, or simply the lack of advice, where do we get good advice and how do we establish a better system for giving it?
Ten (or more) media industry news items you might have missed recently.
Captain Jack flashes back in time, and we find out about the beginnings of Miracle Day. But just what is the episode saying about its sinful villains?
A discussion of academic media studies work outside the university.
The slow pacing of ‘Miracle Day’ has been criticized, but this seems like an odd response to a thriller – a genre based on delaying its reveals. What about the pleasures of being caught up in the middle of a story?
If you’ve ever clicked once to buy, you’ve taken part in an activity that has implications across the North American technology sectors for how consumers interact with the books, music, and movies they love on their digital devices.
Collaborations are frowned upon in the humanities: monographs are still the prime currency in tenure and promotion, and our training doesn’t prepare or encourage us for the give and take that collaborative writing demands. For me that’s a shame, because I love writing with others.
While it was perhaps inevitable that Sutter’s lack of a filter would result in his Twitter account becoming a liability, the rise and fall of “@sutterink” has more to do with public perceptions of Twitter than with his actual commentary.
The two words that political leaders, have resorted to in the wake of the riots that have spread throughout England since unrest in Tottenham last Saturday night, are “simple” and “criminality”. However, none of these crimes is simple.
This series reaches its halfway mark with a terrifying version of the Holocaust. Science fiction allegory raises tough questions here, questions about what can be symbolically coded, and how.
A hunt for elusive video game silence and an investigation of its meaning.
A discussion of the academic job market and hiring processes in the UK and Ireland.
Torchwood continues to explore the consequences of a world without death. But how (if at all) does that transformation effect its narrative logic, and its use of thriller conventions?
Performing motherhood while completing grad school is a complicated role to negotiate, and there are costs and benefits to consider. I write this post to discuss my own specific experiences as a media studies grad student mama, and propose considerations for a dialogue on the place of children and parenting within academe.