A journal of television and new media

Archive for April, 2012

<strong>How to become a TV star</strong> <br /> <em>Graeme Turner / University of Queensland</em>

How to become a TV star
Graeme Turner / University of Queensland

A consideration of cultural importance of the Logies, Australia’s Emmys.

<strong>Laughing Out Loud: Wanda Sykes and the Making of Lesbian Celebrity Activism</strong><br/><em>Julia Himberg / University of Southern California</em>

Laughing Out Loud: Wanda Sykes and the Making of Lesbian Celebrity Activism
Julia Himberg / University of Southern California

Lesbian activism is characterized by celebrity ambivalence, rather than by an easy association with minority politics

<strong>Adorno vs. Siskel and Ebert</strong><br/> <em>Doyle Greene / Independent Scholar</em>

Adorno vs. Siskel and Ebert
Doyle Greene / Independent Scholar

<strong>David Lynch’s Secret Passages II</strong><br/><em>Akira Mizuta Lippit/ University of Southern California</em>

David Lynch’s Secret Passages II
Akira Mizuta Lippit/ University of Southern California

Following the pathways of David Lynch’s Inland Empire through multiple film texts.

<strong>God is Watching, and So Am I: The Theology of Surveillance</strong><br /><em>Randy Lewis/University of Texas</em>

God is Watching, and So Am I: The Theology of Surveillance
Randy Lewis/University of Texas

Sacred security, Homeland Security, and the creeping militarization of the American church.

<strong>What if Interactivity is the New Passivity? </strong> <br /> <em>Jonathan Sterne / McGill University</em>

What if Interactivity is the New Passivity?
Jonathan Sterne / McGill University

Bartleby, capitalism, the “Like” button, and the vicissitudes of participatory media.

<strong>On the Surface </strong> <br /> <em>Robert Hariman/Northwestern University and John Louis Lucaites/Indiana University</em>

On the Surface
Robert Hariman/Northwestern University and John Louis Lucaites/Indiana University

A consideration of the affective substance of photographic surfaces.

<strong>A Good Day to <em>Die Hard<!em>: Age, Action, and the Masculine Hard Body</strong> <br /> <em>Rebecca Feasey / Bath Spa University</em>

A Good Day to Die Hard: Age, Action, and the Masculine Hard Body
Rebecca Feasey / Bath Spa University

An examination of aging male action stars.

<strong>American Dreams – Israeli Formats: How Israeli TV Became a U.S. Success Story</strong> <br /> <em>Sharon Shahaf / Georgia State University</em>

American Dreams – Israeli Formats: How Israeli TV Became a U.S. Success Story
Sharon Shahaf / Georgia State University

Considering the politics inherent within the current wave of U.S. adaptations of Israeli-based television series.