Undisciplined and Beyond Content: Teaching Fan Studies to the Academy
Josh Stenger / Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
Josh Stenger considers how fan studies is uniquely positioned to help colleges and universities teach students how to learn.
Failed Experiential Promises and the Bait-and-Switch of Fox’s Rent: Live
Kelly Kessler / DePaul University
Kelly Kessler analyzes the failed promise of Fox’s Rent Live and the limitations of televised theater without liveness and risk.
There are Black People in the Future: Digital Technology and Black Prescience
Sarah Florini / Arizona State University
Sarah Florini argues that as we consider the future of a changing digital landscape, we must critically engage with Black users who often anticipate, envision and develop practices ahead of major platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Alison Harvey compares the appeal of slow and mundane Terrace House to the idle video game genre. She explores audiences’ move away from media’s demands of hyper-competitivity and self-actualization and suggests mainstream gaming increasingly includes pockets of idleness in its design.
Punk, Disco, Porn—The Deuce ’77—Part 2
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon / University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
In Part Two of his Three Part series on HBO’s The Deuce, Matthew Tchepikova-Treon examines the role of disco within the context of class and late 1970s New York City.