A journal of television and new media

Archive for November, 2012

<strong>Is it the water, the stones or is it something else?</strong> <br /> <em>Richard Ling / University of Copenhagen</em>

Is it the water, the stones or is it something else?
Richard Ling / University of Copenhagen

Technology, social progress, and the metaphor of nature.

<strong>Real: Older Gay Men in Popular Culture</strong> <br /> <em>Gerald Butters/ Aurora University</em>

Real: Older Gay Men in Popular Culture
Gerald Butters/ Aurora University

Disjunctures between representations of gay couples and age.

<strong>The Walking Straight: Queer Representation in <em>The Walking Dead</em></strong> <br /> <em>David Greven / University of South Carolina</em>

The Walking Straight: Queer Representation in The Walking Dead
David Greven / University of South Carolina

An analysis of queer representation on The Walking Dead.

<strong>Free to Be You and Me</strong> <br /> <em>Kristen Hatch/UC Irvine</em>

Free to Be You and Me
Kristen Hatch/UC Irvine

A discussion of how neoliberal discourses have re-inscribed children into marketplace-oriented gender roles.

<strong>Through the Looking Glass with Google</strong><br/><em>J. Macgregor Wise/Arizona State University</em>

Through the Looking Glass with Google
J. Macgregor Wise/Arizona State University

Project Glass is an ongoing research project at Google’s super-secret Google X lab to produce augmented reality glasses.

<strong><em>Modern Family</em>’s Latina Spitfire in the era of White Resentment </strong> <br /> <em>Isabel Molina-Guzmán / University of Illinois</em>

Modern Family’s Latina Spitfire in the era of White Resentment
Isabel Molina-Guzmán / University of Illinois

On Modern Family, Vergara’s award-winning performance of Latina spitfire Gloria affirms the show’s nostalgic representation of white masculinity, helping to soothe racial anxieties through a familiar figure of domestic Latina femininity. At the same time, Vergara’s complex representation of Latina motherhood also provides a unique moment of visibility, creating a rupture in the show’s narrative of white resentment.

<strong>When Screens Touch Back</strong> <br /> <em>David Parisi / College of Charleston</em>

When Screens Touch Back
David Parisi / College of Charleston

An in depth look at the science of Haptics and touchscreens.

<strong>(Mis)Representing Black Sexualities: Madea versus MaDukes</strong> <br /> <em>Amber Johnson / Prairie View A&M University</em>

(Mis)Representing Black Sexualities: Madea versus MaDukes
Amber Johnson / Prairie View A&M University

The Boondocks and Tyler Perry’s universe.

<strong>Defanged: The Curious Case of the Family-Friendly Vampire</strong> <br /> <em>Andrew Scahill / George Mason University</em>

Defanged: The Curious Case of the Family-Friendly Vampire
Andrew Scahill / George Mason University

A consideration of heteronormative trends in Disney’s The Little Vampire.

<strong>Mobile Mediality</strong> <br /> <em>Mimi Sheller / Professor of Sociology, Drexel University</em>

Mobile Mediality
Mimi Sheller / Professor of Sociology, Drexel University

Considering the sensory multiplicities of “smart” mobile devices.