Making an Exit, Coming Home: Israeli Television Creators in a Global-Aiming Industry

June 18, 2015
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Making an Exit, Coming Home: Israeli Television Creators in a Global-Aiming Industry

Leora Hadas tracks creative frictions as Israeli TV dramatists see their work exported, adapted and as The Affair’s Hagai Levi puts it, taking a permanent detour from work that “started out as art.”
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Thoughts on English Literacy and Popular Culture in South Korea

Thoughts on English Literacy and Popular Culture in South Korea

D. Elizabeth Cohen discusses how teaching with media from YouTube can be a force for literacy and internationalization in South Korea.
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#SaladGate: When Social Media Disrupts an Insular Media Culture

June 16, 2015
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#SaladGate: When Social Media Disrupts an Insular Media Culture

The country radio controversy known as "#SaladGate" is a classic case of disruption caused by digital and social media and greater media literacy.
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Unpacking Rust, Race, and Player Reactions to Change

June 15, 2015
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Unpacking <em>Rust</em>, Race, and Player Reactions to Change

This spring, game designers of Rust courted controversy by assigning players unchangeable, racialized avatars. Adrienne Shaw unpacks how game design helped produce some of that player outrage.
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Missing from History: Langston Hughes’ The Man Who Went To War

June 12, 2015
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Missing from History: Langston Hughes’ <em>The Man Who Went To War</em>

As part of a forthcoming history of the radio feature Michele Hilmes shares her discovery of the supposedly lost Langston Hughes radio play, "The Man Who Went to War."
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Road to Nowhere: Mad Max: Fury Road and the Unstoppable Safe Transgressions of Cult Cinema

June 11, 2015
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Road to Nowhere: <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> and the Unstoppable Safe Transgressions of Cult Cinema

Against orthodox thought that cult films earn their status through lengthy reception trajectories, Mad Max: Fury Road is always already a cult film.
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Ghost Stories and Dirty Optics: Notes on the Hilmesian Closeup

June 10, 2015
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Ghost Stories and Dirty Optics: Notes on the Hilmesian Closeup

Looking beyond the content of Michele Hilmes’s work to its structure and form, Shawn VanCour discusses the larger goals and techniques of Hilmesian historiography.
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part III

June 9, 2015
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part III

In the third post in our "Digital Tools" series, Elana Levine discusses how she manages audio-visual sources for her extensive research project on the history of U.S. daytime television soap opera.
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Saving College Radio

Saving College Radio

Laura Schnitker writes about the importance of saving college radio archives, as college stations have the built-in resources to both save their materials and provide public access to them.
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Disney Deletes TRON 3: End of Line?

June 5, 2015
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Disney Deletes <em>TRON 3</em>: End of Line?

Disney's hesitation to move forward with TRON 3 is symptomatic of the company's inability to find an appropriate strategy to bridge disparate pieces under one unified brand.
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