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Gay Doesn’T Begin To Cover It: Non-Binary Sexuality In Community’S Dean Pelton”, Jessica Mae Harmon 2016 University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Gay Doesn’T Begin To Cover It: Non-Binary Sexuality In Community’S Dean Pelton”, Jessica Mae Harmon

SEWSA 2016 Intersectionality in the New Millennium: An Assessment of Culture, Power, and Society

In modern media, characters whose sexuality lies outside of binary gender and sexuality representations are few and far between. Most queer characters in mainstream American television are labeled as either gay or lesbian, and in a few rare cases bisexual. Bisexuality, while least visible among sexual minorities that fit within the prescribed LGBT acronym, is most visible outside of the gay/straight dichotomy. Meanwhile the spectrum of non-binary sexualities is largely ignored. In this essay I will examine one character that breaks this mold and forces the modern viewer to consider non-binary sexuality, Dean Craig Pelton of NBC/Yahoo’s ...


Desperate Times? Recruiting Students For Your Department, William Hoon 2016 Western Illinois University

Desperate Times? Recruiting Students For Your Department, William Hoon

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will review how one department at a regional Midwest university has dealt with the pressure of recruiting students. While the number of high school students in our state has declined, our department numbers has remained steady. Initiatives and best practices on how to attract and communicate with prospective students will be discussed.


Bibliography For The Study Of Phillip Roth's Works, Gustavo Sánchez-Canales, Victoria Aarons 2016 Autónoma University Madrid

Bibliography For The Study Of Phillip Roth's Works, Gustavo Sánchez-Canales, Victoria Aarons

Victoria Aarons

No abstract provided.


Prime Time: Cedarville Grad Paula Faris Shines For Christ On The View, Clem Boyd 2016 Cedarville University

Prime Time: Cedarville Grad Paula Faris Shines For Christ On The View, Clem Boyd

Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Developments In Television Viewership, Lucile E. Hecht 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Developments In Television Viewership, Lucile E. Hecht

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

In recent years the ways in which we watch television has changed, and so has the television we watch. “Binge watching,” almost the Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2013, has taken a firm hold on the American television audience who now watches television not according to the broadcast schedule but on its own terms. So, too, has the practice of engaging with other audience members, be they friends, family, or strangers, while watching a show by using a secondary device – a “second screen.” These practices have been developing for some time, and as technology adapts to ...


No More Mind Games: Content Analysis Of In-Game Commentary Of The National Football League’S Concussion Problem, Jeffrey Parker 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University

No More Mind Games: Content Analysis Of In-Game Commentary Of The National Football League’S Concussion Problem, Jeffrey Parker

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

American (gridiron) football played at the professional level in the National Football League (NFL) is an inherently physical spectator sport, in which players frequently engage in significant contact to the head and upper body. Until recently, the long-term health consequences associated with on the field head trauma were not fully disclosed to players or the public, potentially misrepresenting the dangers involved in gameplay. Crucial to the dissemination of this information to the public are in-game televised commentators of NFL games, regarded as the primary conduits for mediating in-game narratives to the viewing audience. Using a social constructionist theoretical lens, this ...


Gynecologists, Bureaucrats, And Stoners: The Rise Of Women In Television Comedies And Critiquing The Postfeminist Perspective, Victoria Montecillo 2016 Scripps College

Gynecologists, Bureaucrats, And Stoners: The Rise Of Women In Television Comedies And Critiquing The Postfeminist Perspective, Victoria Montecillo

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis looks to explore the rise of women in television comedy and the accompanying implications of this phenomenon. Using a historical framework, this thesis looks at the progression of representations of women in television comedies beginning in the 1950s up to today. Considering factors such as the rise of social media, as well as online television streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix as more legitimate avenues to distribute content, this thesis traces women’s place within television comedy, and argues that shows such as Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project, and Broad City serve as examples of the ...


Film Tourism And Expectation: Using The Hallyu Wave To Model How Governments And Media Exports Influence National Image, Aishat O. Bello 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Film Tourism And Expectation: Using The Hallyu Wave To Model How Governments And Media Exports Influence National Image, Aishat O. Bello

Undergraduate Research Posters

Film tourism encompasses the interest, investment and influence that exported media products can contribute to cultural globalization, and subsequent visitation of a nation. The Korean Wave or Hallyu wave has been studied and commended for its rapid spread and growing popularity within Asia and more recently, on a more global scale. By comparing and contrasting the methods used by the Korean government to enhance Hallyu, with several trade deals made by the US government to support Hollywood, we can see how the effects of film tourism were directed towards modifying perspectives on Korean culture. A few consequences of making trade ...


A Revolution In Favor Of Television: Wcvb-Tv And Robert Gardner's Screening Room, Brian L. Frye 2016 University of Kentucky College of Law

A Revolution In Favor Of Television: Wcvb-Tv And Robert Gardner's Screening Room, Brian L. Frye

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

In the 1970’s, WCVB-TV in Boston produced many innovative and unusual programs. Among them was Robert Gardner’s Screening Room, one of the most delightfully unlikely programs ever aired on a network television station. Essentially, Screening Room was a talk show about independent filmmaking. Once a week, Gardner invited an independent filmmaker to show and discuss a selection of films or film clips. But Screening Room wasn’t just a showcase for independent film. It also introduced a network television audience to intellectual film critics like Rudolf Arnheim and Stanley Cavell, in a uniquely accessible and entertaining way. In ...


Honors College Recruitment Video, Michael Pirt 2015 Bowling Green State University

Honors College Recruitment Video, Michael Pirt

Honors Projects

My Honors project was delivered through the medium of video as I attempted to find out what the Honors College means to its members in hopes of using their answers to inspire incoming students to join the Honors College.


Mdocs Poster, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou 2015 Skidmore College

Mdocs Poster, Sixty Years Young, Michael Zhou

MDOCS Publications

In support of the 60th anniversary of the Adult and Senior Center of Saratoga, Skidmore students prepared a video and exhibition, Sixty Years Young, drawing on the Center's archives and interviews, documenting its past, present and hopes for the future.


Cultural Influence Of Storytelling: An Examination Of The Use Of Narratives In Political Campaigns, Charla Bansley 2015 Liberty University

Cultural Influence Of Storytelling: An Examination Of The Use Of Narratives In Political Campaigns, Charla Bansley

Masters Theses

Television has changed political discourse. The thirty second commercial has replaced typography and rhetoric. After losing the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 presidential elections, the Republican National Committee concluded that the GOP has lost the ability to persuade. Walter Fisher's Narrative Paradigm states that meaningful communication is in the form of storytelling, which enables public discourse to observe not only differences, but commonalities. In a postmodern culture that does not believe in absolute truth, this study asked the following question: Are conservatives still using statistics and facts to communicate conservative principles? The rhetorical research conducted here ...


From Real Housewives To The Brady Bunch: Bojack Horseman Finds Its Place, Alissa Chater 2015 Western University

From Real Housewives To The Brady Bunch: Bojack Horseman Finds Its Place, Alissa Chater

Kino: The Western Undergraduate Journal of Film Studies

Alissa Chater offers a three-part analysis of Netflix original animated television show, Bojack Horseman. In her analysis Chater discusses the ways in which the show is in dialogue with the sitcom genres it parodies as she compares the world of Bojack Horseman to the show-within-a-show, Horsin’ Around, the sitcom the titular character starred in some twenty years previous. Chater explores the ways in which editing, narrative, camera movement, and other elements display the relationship between the two shows that is an essential part of the title character. Chater offers an insightful application of cinematic analysis to the medium of animated ...


Liminality, Grief And The Dead In Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death, Jo Coghlan, Lynda Hawryluk, Louise Whitaker 2015 Southern Cross University

Liminality, Grief And The Dead In Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death, Jo Coghlan, Lynda Hawryluk, Louise Whitaker

Jo Coghlan

No abstract provided.


Course Curriculum: World Creation As Cultural Commentary, Ben Kahle 2015 Olin College of Engineering

Course Curriculum: World Creation As Cultural Commentary, Ben Kahle

2015 AHS Capstone Projects

I set out to connect three subjects with this project: my AHS concentration in media studies, science fiction and fantasy media, and education. The intersection of these topics is the result of my project: a curriculum for a media studies course analyzing common themes and structures used in the representation of fictional worlds and their connections to modern and historical cultures and societies. The media I explored and class discussion prompts I created raise a variety of questions and will spur conversation on philosophy, ethics, religion, race, sexuality, and the foundation of them all, identity. This project has provided a ...


God And Gadgets: Following Jesus In A Technological Age, Brad Kallenberg 2015 University of Dayton

God And Gadgets: Following Jesus In A Technological Age, Brad Kallenberg

Brad J. Kallenberg

Technologies are deeply embedded in the modern West. What would our lives be like without asphalt, glass, gasoline, electricity, window screens, or indoor plumbing? We naturally praise technology when it is useful and bemoan it when it is not. But there is much more to technology than the usefulness of this or that artifact. Unfortunately, we tend not to consider the inherently social and moral character of technology. As a result, we are prone to overlook the effects of technology on our spiritual lives. This book investigates the role technology plays in helping and hampering our Christian practice and witness.


Sonic Stereotypes: Jazz And Racial Signification In American Film And Television Soundtracks, Kyle Jackson 2015 Western University

Sonic Stereotypes: Jazz And Racial Signification In American Film And Television Soundtracks, Kyle Jackson

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

This paper examines the use of jazz in contemporary American film and television soundtracks. Through processes of cultural signification, jazz music frequently maps racialized meaning onto the narrative. Often, a “black” jazz aesthetic signifies social and sexual deviance, while a “white” jazz aesthetic signifies elegance and high-culture. Such associations reinforce racial boundaries and essentialist stereotypes by perpetuating a dichotomy in which “blackness” figures as culturally dangerous (e.g. sexually deviant, unrestrained, threatening, and low-class) and “whiteness” as elite and culturally superior (e.g. civilized, educated, and high-class). To demonstrate this, the soundtracks of Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley ...


How To Install Sky Problems And Solutions ?, Christa Jocelyn 2015 University of California - Berkeley

How To Install Sky Problems And Solutions ?, Christa Jocelyn

Christa Jocelyn

Sky is a very useful and inexpensive but they are also prone to give a lot of problems. The nub of the issue is that the eye works off a power supply given by the sky box and everything needs to be set up just right if the box is work properly.


Television Representations Of Political Women: Do Representations Of Fictional Political Women Challenge Or Reinforce Social Constructions Of Gender, Jo Coghlan 2015 Southern Cross University

Television Representations Of Political Women: Do Representations Of Fictional Political Women Challenge Or Reinforce Social Constructions Of Gender, Jo Coghlan

Jo Coghlan

Using liberal and postfeminist frameworks, this article considers how female candidates-politicians are framed in the news media within selected feminist typologies. It then transposes these typologies onto dramatic characterisations of women in elite positions of political power in America. It concludes that while women on political television are no longer ‘invisible’ they are problematically framed in ways which arguably reinforce social constructions of gender and strengthen the view that politics is a ‘man’s game’. Using liberal and postfeminist frameworks, this article considers how female candidates-politicians are framed in the news media within selected feminist typologies. It then transposes these ...


Conceptualising (Re)Worked Narratives Of The American Family: From The American Dream To American Decay In 'New' Television, Jo Coghlan 2015 Southern Cross University

Conceptualising (Re)Worked Narratives Of The American Family: From The American Dream To American Decay In 'New' Television, Jo Coghlan

Jo Coghlan

There has been a renaissance in television in recent years. It has been mostly led by cable providers that took advantage of relaxed content regulations and advancements in technology. Originally scripted dramas complete with large budgets and auteur freedom posits that a post-broadcast era of television arrived. In production it is more slow burn art novellas than ‘traditional’ episodic television, with complex narratives, often lacking comforting resolutions. A critical discourse analysis of six series airing between 1997 and 2013 demonstrates that in content ‘new’ television can be identified by its counter-hegemonic discourses of American decay and its rejection of the ...


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