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Call for Participants: Foundational Media Studies Panels

Call for Participants CSCA Media Studies Interest Group Panels April 13-17, 2016 Grand Rapids, Michigan The Media Studies Interest Group is seeking participants for two panels that will consider foundational … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call for Proposals: Edited Collections on Video Games

Call For Proposals: The 100 Greatest Video Games & The 100 Greatest Video Game Characters Robert Mejia (State University of New York, Brockport), Co-Editor Jaime Banks (West Virginia University), Co-Editor … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Little Pony on The Pop Culture Lens

In the fourteenth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher and I are joined by Aaron Kashtan of Miami University in Ohio (https://ogresfeathers.wordpress.com) to discuss the gendered and transmedia … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cataloging Exorcism Cinema

For the past couple years now, we have been working on this project analyzing the tensions in exorcism cinema. We are currently writing a book on the topic, and part … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

CSCA 2016 Media Studies Call for Papers and Panels

MEDIA STUDIES INTEREST GROUP Call for Papers and Panels 2016 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Annual Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan April 13-17, 2016 Foundation The Media Studies Interest Group … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Advice for Children on Social Media

My first piece of advice is to focus on teaching your children how to be respectful when they communicate and engage with people, online but also in person. This means … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pop Culture Lens on The Dark Knight Returns

In the thirteenth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I welcome friend of the podcast, and unofficial third co-host, Joe Belfeuil to discuss the lasting impact … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Conversations of GamerGate and Fractured Fandom

One of the things I have been doing this year (i.e. 2015) is trying to better understand what I mean when I say “fractured fandom” and how it manifests in … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Star Trek: Episode 12 of The Pop Culture Lens

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Pop Culture Lens, Christopher and I are joined by good friend and Associate Professor at DePaul University, Paul Booth, to discuss the … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pop Culture Lens Episode 11: Captain Midnight

In the eleventh episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I welcome friend of the podcast Blair Davis of DePaul University to discuss a pulp hero from … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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