Watching Woke: An Exercise in Restraining Our Burden of Representation
Laura Irwin and Ralina L. Joseph / University of Washington
Through analysis of Hulu’s Woke, Laura Irwin and Ralina L. Joseph explore the complexities of the burden of representation that Black TV faces.
Women Horror Hosts in the Southern United States, 1957-1960
Caroline N. Bayne / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Caroline N. Bayne takes a closer look at the women behind the iconic horror personas working in Southern U.S. television during the 1950s.
Re-Watching Omar: Moesha, Black Gayness and Shifting Media Reception
Alfred L. Martin, Jr. / University of Iowa
Alfred L. Martin, Jr.’s media reception analysis explores how viewers make sense of 1990s representations of Black queer characters in UPN’s Moesha (1996-2001).
Adiós, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: Or Why Sofía Vergara Sometimes Makes Me Cry
María Elena Cepeda / Williams College
After discussing current scholarship on Sofía Vergara’s portrayal of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, María Elena Cepeda proposes contextualizing Vergara’s Caribbean and diasporic identity, her class positionality, her gendered subjectivity, and her racial location for future scholarship on Vergara’s character.
Exploring the design and economics of the newsletter platform Substack, Austin Morris considers both its positive and negative implications for the future of digital media work.