Deborah L. Jaramillo examines the shifting visibility of the public and private spheres on television news in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Tale of Two Catalogues: The Celestial Jukebox and Campus Radio Library
Brian Fauteux / University of Alberta
Brian Fauteux questions the theoretical “celestial jukebox” of algorithm-driven music streaming services and the actual variety and access their catalogues offer, and compares it to campus radio stations and their rich libraries of more local and diverse music.
In Praise of the Bad Transgender Object: The Silence of the Lambs
Cáel M. Keegan / Grand valley state University
The Silence of the Lambs has been the object of ongoing cultural fascination and criticism for its negative portrayal of transgenderism. Cáel M. Keegan questions whether this “bad object” is redeemable in this exploration of the standards of representation in the transgender media archive.
Fatherhood and Franchise Revivals: The Curious Case of Harrison Ford
Kathleen Loock / Europa-Universität Flensburg
Using Harrison Ford as a case study, Kathleen Loock examines the shifting role of aging male actors in blockbuster franchise sequels from hypermasculine hero to father.