A journal of television and new media

Archive for September, 2012

<strong>It’s (Not) In His Kiss: Gay Kisses, Narrative Strategies, and Camera Angles in Post-Network Television Comedy </strong> <br /> <em>Alfred L. Martin, Jr. / The University of Texas at Austin</em>

It’s (Not) In His Kiss: Gay Kisses, Narrative Strategies, and Camera Angles in Post-Network Television Comedy
Alfred L. Martin, Jr. / The University of Texas at Austin

An examination of the ways in which camera angles and narrative strategies are deployed in representations of same sex intimacy on network television comedies.

<strong>Rachel Maddow, School Marm</strong> <br /> <em>Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin</em>

Rachel Maddow, School Marm
Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin

How Rachel Maddow plays the role of the “school marm” to get her point across.

<strong>Could it Be?  It’s Becoming Chic to be Geek</strong> <br /> <em>Mary Vanderlinden / Averett University</em>

Could it Be? It’s Becoming Chic to be Geek
Mary Vanderlinden / Averett University

The Big Bang Theory, television, and geek tropes.

<strong> Gaycoms in a Progressive Age?: <em>Partners</em> and <em>The New Normal</em></strong> <br /><em>Stephen Tropiano / Ithaca College</em>

Gaycoms in a Progressive Age?: Partners and The New Normal
Stephen Tropiano / Ithaca College

Obama, Partners, The New Normal, and the question of marriage equality.

<strong>“A hole new fashion”: The Polo mint campaign in India</strong><br /><em> Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin</em>

“A hole new fashion”: The Polo mint campaign in India
Shanti Kumar/University of Texas at Austin

Nestle, Polo, and the collision of high-end fashion with low-end merchandise.

<strong>Being Guy Fieri: The “chef-dude” and the geography of a bro kitchen  </strong> <br /> <em>Irina Mihalache / American University of Paris</em>

Being Guy Fieri: The “chef-dude” and the geography of a bro kitchen
Irina Mihalache / American University of Paris

Irina Mihalache explores Guy Fieri’s kitchen and demonstrates how the geography of the space and the objects in the kitchen transform a space for cooking into a space for play where even men with tattoos, 1960s red convertibles and electric guitars can feel at ease.

<strong>The Medical Gaze, Your Health and You </br><em>Black Hawk Hancock / DePaul University</em></strong>

The Medical Gaze, Your Health and You
Black Hawk Hancock / DePaul University

Black Hawk Hancock draws attention to the ways that direct-to-consumer advertisements (DCTA) work as mirrors to induce us to think about ourselves as bodies, as selves, as patients, and as consumers.

<strong>How We Talk About Media Refusal, Part 2: Asceticism <br /> <em>Laura Portwood-Stacer / New York University</em></strong>

How We Talk About Media Refusal, Part 2: Asceticism
Laura Portwood-Stacer / New York University

Digital diets, fasts, cleanses, and the politics of asceticism.

<strong>Pigmalion: Animality and Failure in <em>Here Comes Honey Boo Boo</em></strong> <br/><em>Andrew Scahill/George Mason University</em>

Pigmalion: Animality and Failure in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Andrew Scahill/George Mason University

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the “white trash spectacle”