Category: Perspectives

She Works Hard for the Money/Man/Shoes/Herself/Her Sisters…

In the fourth and final installment of a limited series on Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century, contributor Elizabeth Nathanson outlines the anthology’s “Labors” section and argues that mediated depictions of femininity are always working hard in public and private spheres while striving for creativity, community, and sisterhood.

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“Bodies” That Matter

In part three of a limited series on Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn, contributor Kyra Hunting outlines the anthology’s “Bodies” section in order to argue that critical consideration for women’s media cultures facilitates a deeper understanding of embodiment in relation to community practices, self-presentation, and technology.

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Reimagining Passions, Pleasures and Bad Lady Texts

In part two of a series on the anthology Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century, Kristen Warner discusses the “Passions” section, where scholars consider how pleasure functions for women viewers who use female-centric media texts as models for who they want to be and what they want to reject.

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Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century

In the first installment of a four-part series on the new anthology Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn, editor Elana Levine outlines some of the motivations for this collection as well as its guiding theoretical and thematic frameworks.

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Disrupt San Francisco: TechCrunch Puts Startups Onstage

Li Cornfeld reports on the 2015 Startup Battlefield competition at TechCrunch Disrupt San Fransisco, and critiques the neoliberal underpinnings of subjecting creators of innovative technologies for diverse industrial sectors to restrictive and uniform presentational paradigms.

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TIFF 2015 Report

As a teacher-scholar, Courtney Brannon Donoghue observes how the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) serves as a microcosm for understanding contemporary media industries where activities span production, distribution, and exhibition as well as reflect the evolving nature of film festivals.

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