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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

May 1, 2014
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Gloriously Back to Front: The Craft of Criticism Conference

A report on the recent Craft of Criticism conference at University of Notre Dame.
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Console Your Passions: A 2014 CP Conference Report

April 18, 2014
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Console Your Passions: A 2014 CP Conference Report

This year's Console-ing Passions conference emphasized the heritage and pedigree of the organization, as well as assessed the future contours of feminist media studies as a field.
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Julie D’Acci on the Emergent Qualities of Sublimating Circuits

February 18, 2014
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Julie D’Acci on the Emergent Qualities of Sublimating Circuits

Does circulating information influence, inflect, or inhibit material relations in empirically verifiable ways? And do strategic interventions in the super-structural sphere actually promote sustainable social effects?
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Bring a Guest: Hall in the Ideological House

February 11, 2014
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Bring a Guest: Hall in the Ideological House

Memories of the late Stuart Hall.
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Change and Continuity on Saturday Night Live

October 9, 2013
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Change and Continuity on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Despite a rough start to the season, Saturday Night Live continues to be a fascinating case study for understanding American television.
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Breaking Bad Breakdown: Digging Down

August 19, 2013
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Breaking Bad Breakdown: Digging Down

All of the characters are digging themselves out, and deeper, after last week's confrontation.
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Deadline Extended: The Velvet Light Trap CFP: On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)

August 16, 2013
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Deadline Extended: <i>The Velvet Light Trap</i> CFP: On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)

The Editorial Board of The Velvet Light Trap has extended the deadline for its forthcoming "On Sound (New Directions in Sound Studies)" issue to September 1. In particular, VLT seeks sound-related research that addresses issues and topics in radio, television, video games, digital/new media, and other non-film media. Read on for the CFP.
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Fans and Stars and Starkids (LeakyCon Portland)

August 2, 2013
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Fans and Stars and Starkids (LeakyCon Portland)

Part 3 of a 7 part series on LeakyCon focuses on the production of fandom by the "Starkids" theater troupe as well as those fans who call themselves simply "Starkids."
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On Wearing Two Badges: Indifference and Discomfort of a Scholar Fan (LeakyCon Portland)

July 31, 2013
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On Wearing Two Badges: Indifference and Discomfort of a Scholar Fan (LeakyCon Portland)

Part 2 of a 7 part series on LeakyCon focuses on the struggles of being both an academic and a fan.
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The Cumulative Narrative of the Cumulative Narrative of Television Studies

July 23, 2013
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The Cumulative Narrative of the Cumulative Narrative of Television Studies

A reflection, upon Horace Newcomb's retirement as Director of the Peabody Awards, on his contributions to television studies.
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Report From: Console-ing Passions at 21

June 27, 2013
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Report From: Console-ing Passions at 21

As part of an ongoing partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Antenna and SCMS's Cinema Journal, Stefania Marghitu gives a first-hand report straight from the 21st anniversary of Console-ing Passions at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
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On Leaving the Game Early

June 20, 2013
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On Leaving the Game Early

Miami Heat fans' early exit from game six of the NBA Finals is the latest flashpoint in mediated discussions of Florida this year.
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Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast

May 27, 2013
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Teach Hacks: How to Capture and Save Broadcast

The question I’m often asked by people afraid of the ephemerality of broadcast is: How do I record television? And how do I save what I’ve recorded for posterity? Here are my practical steps with relevant hardware suggestions.
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In the Beginning Was the Word

May 14, 2013
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In the Beginning Was the Word

Recent episodes of Doctor Who and Supernatural take up the narrative of storyteller as God, raising questions about our fascination with the auteur.
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Call for Papers: TV and TV Studies in the 21st Century

April 24, 2013
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Call for Papers: TV and TV Studies in the 21st Century

A conference to bring together established and emerging scholars from around the globe to discuss the future of television and television studies.
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