Archive for September, 2011

A Step Toward Fixing Peer Reviews: Sign Them

September 27, 2011
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A Step Toward Fixing Peer Reviews: Sign Them

There are many proposals to transform institutions of peer review, and perhaps in time some will come to fruition. But there is a simple step that every concerned reviewer could take, right now, to make the process better, fairer, more useful and more human.
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: ABC

September 26, 2011
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: ABC

Premiere Week! Check back here regularly for our contributor's thoughts on all the new ABC programs. Responses thus far: Revenge, Charlie's Angels, Pan Am and Suburgatory.
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: CBS

September 26, 2011
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: CBS

It's premiere week! Check back regularly for our contributors thoughts on all the new CBS shows! Responses so far: 2 Broke Girls, Unforgettable, Person of Interest and A Gifted Man.
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: The CW

September 26, 2011
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: The CW

It's Premiere Week! Check back here regularly for our contributor's thoughts on all the new CW programs. Responses so far: Ringer, H8R, The Secret Circle and Hart of Dixie.
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: FOX

September 26, 2011
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: FOX

It's premiere week! Check back regularly for our contributors thoughts on all the new FOX shows! Responses so far: Terra Nova, The New Girl, and X Factor.
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: NBC

September 26, 2011
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Updated! Premiere Week 2011: NBC

It's Premiere Week! Check back here regularly for our contributor's thoughts on all the new NBC programs. Responses so far: Playboy Club, Free Agents, Up All Night and Prime Suspect.
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Throat Buckles and Nerd Glasses: Performance of White Hipster Celebrity Drag

September 18, 2011
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Throat Buckles and Nerd Glasses: Performance of White Hipster Celebrity Drag

Mediated drag images are often foregrounded, particularly as contemporary scholarship posits how reality television and music video challenge disseminated images of drag through parody and confrontational disregard for societal convention. Until recently, such representations were limited to television, film, and music video. But several drag artists have developed huge followings based on their online...
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Torchwood Miracle Day, Episode Ten: Second-guessing the Blessing?

September 16, 2011
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Torchwood Miracle Day, Episode Ten: Second-guessing the Blessing?

Torchwood's finale is full of bi- action (bipolar showdowns, bilateral immortality, and SF's human/alien binary) as its showrunner seeks to second-guess audience expectations. But how much does it leave its viewers guessing?
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Premiere Week Kick-Off: Is It What it Used to Be?

September 14, 2011
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Premiere Week Kick-Off: Is It What it Used to Be?

Tomorrow Antenna will kick-off its second annual premiere week. But is Premiere Week what it used to be?
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Thoughts on the Intersection of Communication Research and Policy

September 13, 2011
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Thoughts on the Intersection of Communication Research and Policy

It’s in the long-term best interests of the field on a variety of fronts that we work to play a more prominent role in the policy arena. But how do we do so?
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Torchwood Miracle Day, Episode Nine: Global Drama?

September 9, 2011
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Torchwood Miracle Day, Episode Nine: Global Drama?

'Miracle Day' offers a literalising, telefantasy take on "global" drama this week, as well as seeming to literalise an infamous aphorism at the same time...
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The Materiality of Media

September 8, 2011
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The Materiality of Media

As culture becomes increasingly digitized, arguments for the “dematerialization” of media are becoming commonplace. However, media have always been, and remain, embedded in and structured by material objects, networks, and practices that delimit their uses and meanings.
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Flexibility for Faculty Fathers

September 6, 2011
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Flexibility for Faculty Fathers

My wife and I had the first of our three children during my first year as a faculty member, so I've never really known what it is to be a professor or a father without simultaneously wearing the other hat.
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Film Review: Can Generation P’s Cultural References Play Abroad?

September 3, 2011
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Film Review: Can Generation P’s Cultural References Play Abroad?

Most scholars of media have at some point stumbled onto something from another country without the proper frame of reference and been utterly bewildered by it. Generation P seems to be consciously playing up this experience as part of its appeal for a niche foreign market.
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