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GSU FILM 4910: Senior Seminar Fall 2012: Convergence Culture

Senior Seminar: Convergence CultureFilm 4910, Fall 2012Section 4910-005: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00-12:15, Sparks 305Section 4910-010: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:45, Sparks 329 Ted FriedmanOffice: 738 One Park Place SouthEmail: ted@tedfriedman.comTwitter: http://twitter.com/tedfriedmanWebsite: http://tedfriedman.com/teaching 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

Ted Friedman
Office: 738 One Park Place South
ted@tedfriedman.com

http://twitter.com/tedfriedman

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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
Email: ted@tedfriedman.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedfriedman
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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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Syllabus for PostMarxisms, Summer 2011

COMM 6160/8980, Summer 2011
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:45-7:30
1020 One Park Place

Course Description
Is Marxism dead? If so, what other forms of critique and imagination can help us think beyond the injustices and unsustainability of global capitalism? What can we learn from the successes and failures of the Marxist project? ... read more »

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Missing persons reportage in the traditional press and social media ...

The following is a reply I sent to Rachel MacPherson, a journalism student from University of the West of Scotland.  She was writing her dissertation on the media’s representation of victims of crime, in particular missing person cases, and read my post about Serena Beakhurst and wanted my opinion.  I provided answers to her questions, as shown below.  The topic i ... 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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What I’ve Been Up to the Last Five Years

I recently had to write up what I’ve been working on over the last five years for my “post-tenure dossier,” so I thought I’d excerpt that here to explain how I got from Electric Dreams: Computers and American Culture to Centaur Manifesto: Mythos & Logos on the Commons. The language is pretty jargon-heavy and a little stilted, a function of the three-page limit and institutional context. ... read more »

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Summer Graduate Seminar: Post-Marxisms

This summer I’ll be teaching a graduate seminar, “Post-Marxisms.” Here’s an overview:

Is Marxism dead? If so, what other forms of critique and imagination can help us think beyond the injustices and unsustainability of global capitalism? What can we learn from the successes and failures of the Marxist project? ... read more »

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Grammy Night Tweets (reverse-chronological order)