In Syndication

Evaluating Digital Scholarship, or Confessions of an External Reviewer

At the Society for Cinema & Media Studies conference in Seattle, I am part of a workshop on “Making Digital Scholarship Count,” where we are discussing how to frame digital projects for hiring, tenure, and promotion. One of the points that I am making is that external reviewers in the tenure process are important figures in framing a candidate’s digital work as part of a scholar’s portfolio. But until you are asked to do these reviews, you never see examples of the form, and once you do write them, they disappear into a locked black box of internal use only. ... read more »

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Video Revolutions

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Rethinking Spielberg

Some of my blog posts over the years, including my reviews of The Adventures of Tintin and Munich have been republished in a neat e-book anthology called The Take2 Guide to Steven Spielberg. I’m in good company here with Jonthan Rosenbaum, Matt Zoller Seitz, and dozens of others also included. ... read more »

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Online Learning Summit

FemTechNet, collaborative makers of “the anti-MOOC,” were graciously, no I’d even say studiously received by leaders of the bellies-of-the-beast at last weekend’s Online Learning Summit, hosted by Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, and Stanford (the great research institutions who put money and a spotlight on what would first be the year, but quickly the boondoggle of, the MOOC.). ... read more »

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A Particular Sky

…over a particular place.

Haycombe, Bath

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Latest publications

My comp copies have arrived for my two latest publications!

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Comp copies of books

The reprint anthology I coedited with Kristina Busse has been released from the University of Iowa Press:

Hellekson, Karen, and Kristina Busse. 2014. The Fan Fiction Studies Reader. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. ... read more »

True Disappointment

Like many HBO viewers, I was excited for last night’s finale of True Detective. I found much of the season compelling and captivating television, creating a stylized sense of place, a foreboding mystery, innovative narrative techniques, and two engaging characters played by masterful screen actors. I am enthusiastic about the hybrid form of the serial anthology, with short seasons each telling a stand-alone story under a shared creative banner. However, nine hours before the finale aired, I tweeted the following: ... read more »

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Video Cultures, Communities, and Circulation in the 21st Century

On February 1998, the New York Times decreed that Blockbuster Video had established itself as the main video rental outlet, pushing all other independent video retailers into marginal and niche markets. ... read more »

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Say It With Your Work

I found this great adaptation image on the exittheapple website, and I loved it so much I’m posting it here.

This image sums up my motivation for getting into creative endeavours of film, photography and writing etc in the first place, (see my work at website – click here), and it’s a great reminder.

As KRS One said, “Use your gift to uplift.... read more »

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What Trolls Can Teach Us About Race

I’ve got a new article out in Fibreculture that I’m proud of and think readers of this blog would enjoy. It’s called “/b/lackup: What Trolls Can Teach Us About Race” and it’s an adaptation of some research and writing I did for my dissertation. This is an article years — I think about four total — in the making. ... read more »