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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Streaming Across Borders: The Digital Single Market, Web-Based Television and the “Global” Viewer

June 4, 2015
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Streaming Across Borders: The Digital Single Market, Web-Based Television and the “Global” Viewer

Sam Ward looks under the hood of the EU’s “digital single market” initiative and finds wrenches in the machinery—geo-blocking, national-cultural specificity and more.
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“Faces of Hong Kong”: My City? My Home?

“Faces of Hong Kong”: My City? My Home?

The Hong Kong government has been saying that local people have a strong sense of belonging in this so-called “Asia’s World City.” Believe it or not? A promotional video featuring an old district in Hong Kong will tell you more.
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part II

June 2, 2015
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Digital Tools for Television Historiography, Part II

In the second post in our "Digital Tools" series, Elana Levine discusses her process for converting historical research materials into chapter outlines using Scrivener.
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“They Repackaged It”: Technofuturism in Tomorrowland

June 1, 2015
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“They Repackaged It”: Technofuturism in <em>Tomorrowland</em>

Li Cornfeld considers the technofuturism and Cold War nostalgia in "Tomorrowland," in light of the Walt Disney Company’s own corporate departure from space age optimism.
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