Archive for October, 2011
The Compassion Manifesto: Corporate Media and the Ethic of Care
Randy Lewis/ The University of Texas at Austin
Where do we bear witness to that pain in the age of the screen and corporate mediascape? When do we imagine ourselves in solidarity with those who suffer?
Does the World Wide Web have a soundtrack? An inquiry into the aesthetics and phenomenology of sound online.
An inquiry into what it means to respond emotionally and viscerally before the seemingly mundane machinery of television.
Retransmission consent and affiliate/network conflict
Alexander Russo / The Catholic University of America
Retransmission and the historically combative relationship between program distributors and program suppliers.
Bad Image, Good Art: Thinking through Banality
Robert Hariman and John Louis Lucaites / Northwestern University and Indiana University
The aesthetic of banality in the current economic crisis, and how it might offer an important resource for critical scholarship
Who Was That Masked Woman? Rediscovering the Hidden Mother
Melinda Barlow / University of Colorado at Boulder
Maternal absence is a dynamic signifying presence, a cultural trauma palpable precisely because it comes from something unknown, that seems not to be there.
In selecting Sharpton to anchor MSNBC clearly aims to challenge its main competitor, Fox News, and to cultivate brand visibility among liberal audiences, especially African Americans.
A consideration of the complexities of affect in televisual representations.
Waking People Up! Conspiracy Radio and the Contemporary Public Sphere
Michael Kackman / Independent Scholar
How contemporary pirate radio may be changing media studies definitions of “alternative media” and “counter-publics” in a particularly fragmented social and political climate.
A look at how undersea media cables underscore the materiality of infrastructure, affect natural ecologies, cultural groups and economies, and are impacted by trends in media production and consumption on a global scale.