Archive for September, 2012
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.
How Rachel Maddow plays the role of the “school marm” to get her point across.
The Big Bang Theory, television, and geek tropes.
Obama, Partners, The New Normal, and the question of marriage equality.
Nestle, Polo, and the collision of high-end fashion with low-end merchandise.
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.
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.
Digital diets, fasts, cleanses, and the politics of asceticism.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the “white trash spectacle”