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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 Course Description How do we dream our visions of the future? How do we explore our fantasies of the […]

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Media violence and debating effects & influences

Like most people I know, I’m sad, angry, and numb in reaction to the massacre of children and their teachers on Friday. While I feel helpless to affect change in a meaningful way, I do what I can via the small contributions to organizations like the Sandy Hook School Support Fund and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and writing letters to my Federal and State representatives arguing for increased gun control and funding for mental health initiatives. ... read more »

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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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Thoughts on teaching theory to undergrads

Recently, my friend Annie Petersen took advantage of one of Twitter’s best functions for academics: crowdsourcing syllabus recommendations. Annie was looking for readings that provide a good introduction to semiotics, but are not impenetrable to novice students. ... read more »

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Chris Christie wants a beer with Bruce (

Chris Christie wants a beer with Bruce ( I want a PBR with Colt Ford & Eric Church. Filed under: Cultural Studies, Music, Myth

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Syllabus for GSU Senior Seminar: Auteurs, Audiences, and Convergence ...

Film 4910, Summer 2012Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:55-1:25, Classroom South 308 Ted FriedmanOffice: 738 One Park Place SouthEmail:     Twitter: Course DescriptionMedia today are converging, as the boundaries that divide movies, TV, games, phones and the web blur. ... read more »

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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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Syllabus for GSU Senior Seminar: Auteurs, Audiences & ...

Film 4910, Spring 2012
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:45, Classroom South 328

Ted Friedman
Office: 738 One Park Place South
Website: ... read more »

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Ted’s Top Music of 2011


1. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
2. Drake, Take Care
3. Tune-Yards, Whokill
4. Laura Marling, A Creature I Don’t Know
5. Tycho, Dive
6. Washed Out, Within and Without
7. Radiohead, King of Limbs
8. M83, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
9. Raphael Saadiq, Stone Rollin’
10. Feist, Metals

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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 »