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Fantasy & Science Fiction Media, Spring 2014

FILM 4280/6280, Spring 2014 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15 PM, 401 Langdale Screenings Tuesdays, 11:00 AM-12:50 PM, 406 Arts & Humanities   Ted Friedman 25 Park Place #1017 tedf@gsu.edu http://twitter.com/tedfriedman http://tedfriedman.com     Course Description How do we dream our visions of the future? How do we explore our fantasies of the past?   Science fiction […]

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Senior Seminar: Convergence Culture, Spring 2014

Film 4910, Spring 2014 4910-010: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:45, Classroom South 325 4910-015: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:45, Classroom South 506   Ted Friedman Office: 25 Park Place #1017 Email: ted@tedfriedman.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedfriedman Website: http://tedfriedman.com/teaching   Course Description Media today are converging, as the boundaries that divide movies, TV, games, computers and phones blur. Likewise, the […]

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Fantasy and Science Fiction Media, Spring 2013

Fantasy and Science Fiction Media FILM 4280/6280, Spring 2013 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15 PM, 331 General Classroom Building Screenings Tuesdays, 11:00 AM-12:50 PM, 406 Arts & Humanities Ted Friedman 25 Park Place #1017 tedf@gsu.edu http://twitter.com/tedfriedman http://tedfriedman.com Course Description How do we dream our visions of the future? How do we explore our fantasies of the […]

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Ted’s Top Comics for 2012

Guy Delisle, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City Anthony Bourdain et al, Get Jiro! Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth, Lost Dogs & The Underwater Welder Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples, Saga Ellen Forney, Marbles Alison Bechdel, Are You My Mother? Harvey Pekar & JT Waldman, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me Brian Michael Bendis et al, Powers, Avengers, New Avengers, Ultimate Spiderman, Takio & Scarlet […]

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For a Jungian Turn in Comics Studies

Here’s a short “position paper” I wrote for a panel on comics at the Flow media studies conference in Austin: For a Jungian Turn in Comics Studies The rise of the new field of comics studies offers the opportunity to reconsider theoretical choices made by earlier forms of media studies. When, in an earlier generation, […]

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Syllabus for Media and Cultural Studies

COMM 6160/8690, Spring 2012
Thursdays 4:30-7:00 PM, Sparks 321

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Marx, Jung & Yoda: The Dialectics of The Force

 

Here’s a talk about Star Wars and and myth that I gave last month  at the Academy of Religious Studies conference in San Francisco: ... read more »

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Media and Popular Culture Take-Home Final Exam

Media and Popular Culture, Spring 2011
Take-Home Final Exam

Instructions

Answer any 5 of the 10 questions below. Each answer should be at least one complete page long. The exam should be typed, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point. The exam is due by 5 PM on Wednesday, May 2. You can either drop it off in my office mailbox (738 One Park Place South) or email it to me at tedf@gsu.edu. ... read more »

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Grammy Night Reflections on Projection

From tweets the night of February 13, 2011.

In Jungian terms, technological determinism is projection: giving power to machines that really belongs to ourselves.

Projection is necessary & valuable – it’s what Robert Johnson calls “carrying your gold” when you’re not ready yet to carry it yourself.

But maturity & wisdom comes when we withdraw projections. See people & things for who & what they are in themselves. ... read more »

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Ted’s Movie Database

Film poster for Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter'...

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