Ramon Lobato explores the challenges in global media distribution by considering Netflix’s efforts to adapt to local conditions, regulations, and audience expectations.
The Labor of Transformation: Spaces of Feminine Imperfection in YouTube Makeup Tutorials
Elizabeth Affuso / Pitzer College
Elizabeth Affuso examines the make-up tutorial video as a postfeminist genre which makes visible the hidden labor of aspirational beauty.
Patty Ahn explores how YouTube is helping Korean pop music become a global phenomenon.
Paul Reinsch explores the unacknowledged cultural significance of soundtrack albums.
dicks dicks dicks: Hardness and Flaccidity in (Virtual) Masculinity
Amanda Phillips / Georgetown University
Amanda Phillips writes about the representation of masculinties, particularly through the representation of penises, the omnipresent hardness, and the always absent softness or flaccidity.
Liberal Women, Mental Illness, and Precarious Whiteness in Trump’s America
Jorie Lagerwey / University College Dublin
Taylor Nygaard / University of Denver
Using Lifetime’s UnReal as a case study, Jorie Lagerwey and Taylor Nygaard examine the representation of white, liberal, middle-class, educated women in the emerging “Horrible White People” genre on cable and streaming platforms.