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Complex TV: Ends

I am filled with joy, relief, and many other emotions in posting the link to the final chapter of Complex TV. Not accidentally, the chapter is called Ends, and it focuses on conclusions, as well as serving as one for the book. Here’s the abstract: ... read more »

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The Ends of Serial Criticism

As I mentioned in my previous post, my first stop on my return trip to Germany was to give the keynote address at the Popular Seriality Conference in my old hometown of Göttingen. ... read more »

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Public Responsibility, Public Access

Occupy is back today, celebrating the first anniversary of S17 with ... read more »

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Pre-publication and publicity

It’s been a quiet month on the blogging and writing front, as I’ve taken a break from Complex TV to undertake the big move from Germany back to Vermont, and take some time for family vacation. But I hope to return to the book later this week to respond to comments, post new chapters, and finish writing the manuscript over the rest of the summer before the pressures of teaching & chairing (and the continual parenting priorities) take over my time. ... read more »

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Unmotivated Reading as Work

One of the most circulated and discussed articles in online academic circles last week was Bruce Henderson’s Chronicle piece arguing for the importance of acknowledging reading as a key part of our scholarly labor. ... read more »

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Feedback on Complex TV Pre-Publication

As regular readers know, I’ve been serializing my new book, Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling, in a pre-publication draft at MediaCommons. One of the goals of publishing the manuscript online like this is to challenge some of the norms of academic publishing and peer review, as advocated & modelled by Kathleen Fitzpatrick in her similarly pre-published book Planned Obsolescence. ... read more »

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An idea for open access self-declaration

One of my academic hobby horses is Open Access, the movement to make scholarship freely available online. ... read more »

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Saving Scholarly Publishing, Saving the World

Do not walk, run — or whatever the web-based version of running would be — to read and/or listen to Michael Jensen’s plenary talk from last month’s AAUP meeting, “Scholarly Publishing in the New Era of Scarcity.” It’s a moving and important talk, and one that gets at several of the points that I’ve been arguing for in the book I’m currently finishing up. It’s an enormously important talk, and one I’m glad university publishers were there to hear.

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MIT Adopts University-Wide Open Access Policy

Peter Suber yesterday announced that the faculty of MIT had unanimously passed a new university-wide open access publishing policy, stating that: ... read more »