Community Guidelines and the Language of Eating Disorders on Social Media
Ysabel Gerrard / The University of Sheffield
Ysabel Gerrard examines social media platforms’ content moderation and community guidelines through online pro-ED communities.
Kate Cronin takes the Mad Men collection at the Harry Ransom Center as a case study to consider the role archives and archivists play in constructing critical conceptions of contemporary television authorship.
Framing the #MeToo Movement: Post-feminism, True Crime, and Megyn Kelly Today
Kathy Cacace / University of Texas at Austin
Kathy Cacace looks at the post-feminist politics of Megyn Kelly’s morning show and how this, as well as certain industrial factors, colors its coverage of the #MeToo movement.
Representation and Experimentation: The Women of Late-Night TV
Eric Forthun / University of Texas at Austin
Eric Forthun examines the shifting late-night landscape as women formally and aesthetically experiment on cable and streaming services.
Normalizing Subversion: The Comedy Approach of ‘Take My Wife’
Ashlynn d’Harcourt / University of Texas at Austin
Ashlynn d’Harcourt explores the ways in which comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher stealthily center themselves on screen and in doing so, reposition their non-normative identities as conventional, further normalizing their subversiveness.
Moving From The Margins: Blackness, Podcasts and Racialized Audio Space
Briana Barner / University of Texas at Austin
Briana Barner explores the podcast as a racialized space, and gives an example of a podcast that pushes back against the notion that podcasts are a White space.
“Everyone’s Got Theories”: Examining the NFL’s Ratings Problem
Brett Siegel / University of Texas at Austin
Brett Siegel investigates the NFL’s response to declining ratings at a crucial moment in which the league’s status as both an entertainment property and cultural force is under intense scrutiny.
Maggie Steinhauer explores interactive voting methods for reality competition programs and the impact of Twitter #Save features on live television.
Combating Nativist Ideology: Latinx Representation and Immigration Reform
Nathan Rossi / University of Texas at Austin
Nathan Rossi considers contemporary Latinx representation and the relationship between entertainment television and immigration reform.