AnTENNA, UnREAL: Anti-Heroes, Genre and Legitimation

August 17, 2015
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AnTENNA, <i>UnREAL</i>: Anti-Heroes, Genre and Legitimation

The first part of a week-long forum for media scholars to share their thoughts about Lifetime's UnREAL explores the series in relation to contemporary anti-hero dramas.
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Sesame Street’s New Landlord

August 15, 2015
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Sesame Street’s New Landlord

What does HBO's deal with Sesame Workshop mean for Cookie, HBO, PBS, and their audiences?
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Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

August 13, 2015
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Hindi Cinema: Coming Soon To A Tweet Near You

Social media and Twitter-happy stars are changing the way Hindi films are promoted in India. (With this caveat: for English speakers only.) Sripana Ray looks at film prefiguration targeting India's urban middle class.
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TV and the Propaganda Crisis

August 10, 2015
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TV and the Propaganda Crisis

Deborah Jaramillo engages with Emma Louise Briant's new book, Propaganda and Counter-terrorism: Strategies for Global Change, to explore how the prickly world of government propagandists lends critical context to television representations of espionage and the War on Terror.
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Report from GeekyCon, Orlando, July 30-August 2: The Challenges of Rebranding a Feminist Con

Report from GeekyCon, Orlando, July 30-August 2: The Challenges of Rebranding a Feminist Con

The newly rebranded GeekyCon fan convention struggles to reconcile commerce and community, negotiate the inclusion of more white (cis) men in a heretofore female/queer environment, and create a "positive" fan environment that still leaves room for dissent.
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A Very Uneasy Death: Social Media and Cecil the Lion

August 4, 2015
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A Very Uneasy Death: Social Media and Cecil the Lion

The reactions to Cecil the Lion's murder on social media illustrates how it is not only possible but essential to fight for justice and against exploitation on multiple fronts.
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In Memoriam: Peg Lynch and Her Records of Broadcast History

August 3, 2015
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In Memoriam: Peg Lynch and Her Records of Broadcast History

Peg Lynch, creator and star of Ethel and Albert, recently passed away at the age of 98. Her contributions to radio and early television may not be well known, but materially this forgotten show exists.
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Considering Kids’ Media: Call for Papers for Issue #78 of Velvet Light Trap

July 31, 2015
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Considering Kids’ Media: Call for Papers for Issue #78 of <i>Velvet Light Trap</i>

On behalf of the coordinating editors for Velvet Light Trap's 78th issue, Caroline Ferris Leader outlines the call for investigating children's media.
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James Bond: A Transmedia Anomaly?

July 30, 2015
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James Bond: A Transmedia Anomaly?

Like time's arrow, transmedia franchises move relentlessly forward. Or do they? Matthew Freeman looks at the retro fixation of the transmedia James Bond storyworld as an anomaly in contemporary entertainment’s perpetual present.
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More Than a (Small/White/Cisgender) Woman: Images of Non-Normative Women in Sports

July 28, 2015
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More Than a (Small/White/Cisgender) Woman: Images of Non-Normative Women in Sports

Jennifer Lynn Jones analyzes recent images and discourse on non-normative female athletes in sports media.
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