Jacqueline Johnson demonstrates how looking at audience response to TV cancellations on Twitter can illustrate new themes in race and audience reception.
Synergy of Attractions: Disney’s Not-So-Secret Weapon to Take on Netflix
Casey Walker / University of Texas at Austin
Casey Walker explores how Disney is using synergy between its content library and its theme parks as it prepares to launch a new streaming service to compete with Netflix.
The Future of B.C.: Vancouver as Sci-Fi Television’s Ideal Media Capital
Rusty Hatchell / University of Texas at Austin
Rusty Hatchell examines the shift in economic assertions regarding runaway production in Vancouver, British Columbia through high-budget sci-fi television.
Superhero Noir: Expanding the Emotional Depth of Superhero Narratives in Jessica Jones
Katrina Margolis / University of Texas at Austin
Katrina Margolis considers the genre-bending of “Jessica Jones,” it’s blending of superhero and noir conventions, and the ways this bending of genre represents larger social and political issues for audiences.
The Voices of Viki: Considering Fansubbers as Linguistic Gatekeepers
Amanda Halprin / University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Halprin explores the role of fansubbers as linguistic gatekeepers by examining the role of fansubbers on Viki.