Matthew Tchepikova-Treon analyzes the complex depiction of seventies punk culture in Season Two of The Deuce with specific focus on historical contextualization and formal aesthetics of the (sub)cultural movement.
Bambi Haggins compares and contextualizes Scandal‘s Olivia Pope to Julia‘s titular character played by Diahann Carroll to investigate the complicated ways Black exemplarism informs the televisual construction of these women and Blacks on television more generally.
by: Ilana Gershon / Indiana University
The writers of Bro’town insist on a distinction between stereotypes used to reinforce historically and economically grounded inequalities and stereotypes used to indicate differences without consequences.
by: Shanti Kumar / University of Texas-Austin
The Indian majority’s non-response to the Gere-Shetty kiss indicates reinforces the notion that diverse cultures in India have known how to live with each other for centuries
by: Jorge A. González / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Una propuesta en cuanto al neologismo “cibercultur@”: entenderlo como un objeto de estudio y como un valor
de desarrollo y empoderamiento social. / A proposal to
use the neologism “cybercultur@” to designate an area
of study, as well as describe a value for development and social empowerment.
by: Jorge Alberto Calles-Santillana / Universidad de las Américas, Puebla
El fútbol es el deporte más popular de México y la transmisión de los partidos de la selección nacional
genera un ambiente emocional como ninguno otro
evento nacional. / Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, and its broadcasting develops a unique emotional appeal as no other national event.
by: Tim Gibson / George Mason University
On Everybody Hates Chris, class issues are largely explored in Chris’s home life, while the show’s writers
use Chris’s travails at Corleone to foreground questions
by: Alan McKee / Queensland University of Technology
Why is television my favourite medium, moreso than cinema, radio, even than books? Why does art make me so angry, television so joyful?
by: Henry Jenkins / Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Is Sarah Silverman making racist jokes, or jokes about racism?
by: Robert Schrag / North Carolina State University
Robert Schrag examines how the proliferation of highly individualized and instantly gratifying technology like TiVo leads to the fracturing of various realities and interpersonal time and space.
by: Walter Metz / Montana State University at Bozeman
Online publication, such as Flow, allows academics the much needed space to contemporaneously intervene into the reception of films and TV programs while they are still attended by the general population. The benefit of these interventions is changing the nature of reception by making it relevant to its time.