“A Torn and Wrinkled Page On a Dirt Road”: Memories of Pornography as Somatic Archives

“A Torn and Wrinkled Page On a Dirt Road”: Memories of Pornography as Somatic Archives

Katariina Kyrölä on somatic archives, memories of porn use in Finland, and the notion of the archive in the context of queer theory, porn studies, and media studies.
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Podagogy, a Word I Didn’t Make Up

June 25, 2015
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Podagogy, a Word I Didn’t Make Up

Neil Verma explores the different uses of collective listening in public events and in the classroom, reflecting on a recent experience teaching podcast studies to undergraduates.
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Teaching Radio’s History

Teaching Radio’s History

Bruce Lenthall discusses the challenges and opportunities of teaching radio history to a generation of students for whom even the metaphors we often use to think about radio's early history no longer resonate.
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Losing Our Heads for the Tudors: The Unquiet Pleasures of Quixotic History in The Tudors and Wolf Hall

June 23, 2015
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Losing Our Heads for the Tudors:  The Unquiet Pleasures of Quixotic History in <i>The Tudors</i> and <i>Wolf Hall</i>

The Tudors and Wolf Hall can actually tell us a great deal about how the early modern appears in contemporary popular culture, as well as how we engage with the historical past.
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Ongoing 3.11 Disaster and Recovery and Japan’s Mediascape

Ongoing 3.11 Disaster and Recovery and Japan’s Mediascape

Rayna Denison and Hiroko Furukawa analyze how Japan’s fiction media producers have responded to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 with a discourse of trauma, healing, and recovery in media ranging from manga to anime and film.
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The Road Western: The Mad Max Series and its Latest Installment, Fury Road

June 19, 2015
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The Road Western: The <i>Mad Max</i> Series and its Latest Installment, <i>Fury Road</i>

The Mad Max series continues to be a cult classic, in part because it re-appropriates the western and the road movie and redeploys them to create an environmentally catastrophic vision of a future that we could create.
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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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