“Television Aesthetics” versus Formal and Stylistic Analysis

April 8, 2015
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“Television Aesthetics” versus Formal and Stylistic Analysis

Piers Britton reflects on the unacknowledged divergences in use of the term “aesthetic” within television studies, and suggests that some of the elisions are leading to unproductive argument.
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Volunteers Wanted: Transforming SCMS From Within

April 3, 2015
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Volunteers Wanted: Transforming SCMS From Within

Karen Petruska reflects on the importance of conference participation in the form of SIGs, committees, and public policy and promotion, all of which operate as the less visible yet vital backbone of SCMS.
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The Importance of Being SIG’d: Scholarly Interest Groups and Their Role at SCMS

April 2, 2015
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The Importance of Being SIG’d: Scholarly Interest Groups and Their Role at SCMS

Collenn Glenn reports on the significance of specialized scholarly interest groups for academic organizations like the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), which held its annual conference in Montreal last week.
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#DHSCMS: Digital Humanities, Tools, and Approaches at SCMS 2015

April 1, 2015
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#DHSCMS: Digital Humanities, Tools, and Approaches at SCMS 2015

Derek Long continues our series of SCMS 2015 conference reports with a summary and assessment of some of the digitally-oriented panels and presentations.
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Radio Studies at SCMS: From Justification to Exploration

March 31, 2015
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Radio Studies at SCMS: From Justification to Exploration

Bill Kirkpatrick continues our week-long series of reports from the SCMS 2015 conference. He argues that radio studies within SCMS is coming into its own, and the Society is better for it.
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#SCMS15: The Conference as Media Event

March 30, 2015
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#SCMS15: The Conference as Media Event

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, held this March 25-29, was in many ways a media event. But what kind of media event was it, and what are the implications of the conference's more public presence?
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Tammi Terrell: Marketing Mortality and Reading Album Art

March 27, 2015
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Tammi Terrell: Marketing Mortality and Reading Album Art

Marvin Gaye has been in the headlines in recent weeks, thanks to a court decision holding musicians Pharrell and Robin Thicke responsible for borrowing Gaye’s intellectual property in their single, “Blurred Lines.” While Gaye’s family has much to gain in safeguarding his legacy and its profit potential, the challenge of outside parties negotiating the...
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Screening Socialism: Television, Public Space and the Ideals of Progress

March 26, 2015
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Screening Socialism: Television, Public Space and the Ideals of Progress

Post by Sylwia Szostak, Research Associate, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University This is the third installment in the ongoing “From Nottingham and Beyond,” series, with contributions from faculty and alumni of the University of Nottingham’s Department of Culture, Film and Media.  This week’s contributor, Sylwia Szostak, completed her PhD in the department in 2014. The majority of...
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Aesthetics and Affiliation in Gotham

March 24, 2015
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Aesthetics and Affiliation in <i>Gotham</i>

When Fox’s drama Gotham first premiered, it immediately became clear that its villains were going to be one of the primary foci. After all, while the series’ ostensible protagonists are Detective Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the very young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Gotham’s aesthetic suggests that it is actually the two primary villains, Fish Mooney...
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Radio Studies at SCMS 2015

March 23, 2015
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Radio Studies at SCMS 2015

Alex Russo previews the radio oriented papers, workshops, and presentations at this week's upcoming Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Montreal.
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