In Syndication

A Few Thoughts on Improving the SCMS Conference

Recently, I looked over the preliminary program for the Society for Cinema & Media Studies conference in March, so I could book travel arrangements for Seattle. Normally this would create excitement—I’ve been to most SCMS conferences since 1996, and it’s usually a great event to see old friends, meet new people, and hopefully hear some interesting research. But looking over this program caused flashbacks to last year’s conference, which was probably my least favorite ever. ... read more »

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Facing Down the DST/DS Divide

My Visual Research Methods course has ended, and as ever, my grad students in a range of programs at CGU have done inspiring and inventive work to wrap up this class which pushes traditional Humanities grad students to roll up their sleeves, work with their hands, imagine new audiences and formats, and think about academic labor and standards using new rubrics. ... read more »

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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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Documentary, Ethics, Service Learning

To follow up my post on my junior seminar, I’ll quickly add a copy of my course schedule for my Introduction to Film course. In the English department, we have adapted the Intro course so that it will fit into the “ethics and civic engagement” competency for the new core curriculum here at Fayetteville State. ... read more »

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Primetime Politics

I’ve been out of the loop for the last few weeks, but several people have requested that I post my syllabus for my junior seminar, “Primetime Politics,” which focuses on representations of Washington D.C., in Hollywood films and TV series. ... read more »

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Ted’s Top TV of 2013

Breaking Bad Game of Thrones Girls 30 Rock Parks and Recreation Orange Is the New Black Mad Men Pardon the Interruption Top Chef NFL RedZone The Daily Show The Mindy Project Childrens Hospital Brooklyn 99 Sunday Night Football The Amazing Race New Girl Veep The Colbert Report Atlanta Eats Filed under: Lists, TV

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Ted’s Movie List for 2013

Since the early 1990s, I’ve been rating every movie I see according to the DTMTBD system: how it compares to Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. DTMTBD  is my movie equivalent of what sports statheads call a “replacement-level player” – what you could expect to pick up off the waiver wire if your starter went down. I’m still […]

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Ted’s Top Music of 2013

Albums 1. Kanye West, Yeezus 2, Flaming Lips, The Terror 3. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories 4. Keith Jarrett Trio, Somewhere 5. Kurt Vile, Walking on a Pretty Daze 6. Ke$ha, The Warrior 7. Mazzy Star, Seasons of Your Day 8. Steven Price, Gravity Original Sountrack 9. Washed Out, Paracosm 10. Mountains, Centralia 11. Daughter, If You Leave 12. Tegan & Sara, Heartthrob 13. Moby, Innocents 14. Bibio, Silver […]

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Being Wrong

Intermittently over the last year, I’ve found myself fumbling around an idea about critical temporalities. ... read more »