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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 ...


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

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

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 Dr 2015 Southern Cross University

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

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 ...


A Critical Discourse Analysis Of ‘New’ Television: From The American Dream To American Decay, Jo Coghlan Dr 2015 Southern Cross University

A Critical Discourse Analysis Of ‘New’ Television: From The American Dream To American Decay, Jo Coghlan Dr

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 ...


Powerpoints: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of ‘New’ Television: From The American Dream To American Decay, Jo Coghlan Dr 2015 Southern Cross University

Powerpoints: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of ‘New’ Television: From The American Dream To American Decay, Jo Coghlan Dr

Jo Coghlan

No abstract provided.


Six Feet Under: Life, Death And Grief In American Popular Culture, Jo Coghlan Dr 2015 Southern Cross University

Six Feet Under: Life, Death And Grief In American Popular Culture, Jo Coghlan Dr

Jo Coghlan

This guest lecture consider the popular culture representations of life, death and grief in the American television series Six Feet Under - powerpoints


Paradigms Of Communication In Performance And Dance Studies, Nicoleta Popa Blanariu 2015 University Vasile Alecsandri

Paradigms Of Communication In Performance And Dance Studies, Nicoleta Popa Blanariu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Paradigms of Communication in Performance and Dance Studies" Nicoleta Popa Blanariu approaches from an interdisciplinary perspective the measure in which performing arts (theater, music, ballet, Indian classical dance, folk dance, etc.), as well as ritual performance constitute a corpus that may be analysed by means of theoretical and conceptual tools in communication studies and semiotics. Popa Blanariu analyses the relation between signification and communication in performing arts, between different codes and artistic expressions through which these are realized, between verbal and the other artistic "languages," and takes into consideration how "linguistic" functions manifest themselves within "languages" specific ...


Why Jin's (金庸) Martial Arts Novels Are Adored Only By The Chinese, Henry Yiheng Zhao 2015 Sichuan University

Why Jin's (金庸) Martial Arts Novels Are Adored Only By The Chinese, Henry Yiheng Zhao

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Why Jin's Martial Arts Novels Are Adored Only by the Chinese" Henry Yiheng Zhao posits that while the martial arts novel has a long history in China and that its modern school boasts of a number of authors of extraordinary popularity. Yong Jin (金庸) is the best known among them and his novels are read by Chinese wherever they are. Yet, English translations of his works have failed to impress. Zhao attempts to find out what is uniquely Chinese in Jin's novels and that makes his literary achievements ignored in the rest of the world ...


Utopian And Dystopian Literature: A Review Article Of New Work By Fokkema; Prakash; Gordin, Tilley, Prakash; And Meisig, Barnita Bagchi 2015 Utrecht University

Utopian And Dystopian Literature: A Review Article Of New Work By Fokkema; Prakash; Gordin, Tilley, Prakash; And Meisig, Barnita Bagchi

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Agency, Desire, And Power In Schnitzler's Dream Novel And Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut, Ari Ofengenden 2015 Brandeis University

Agency, Desire, And Power In Schnitzler's Dream Novel And Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Agency, Desire, and Power in Schnitzler's Dream Novel and Kubrick's Adaptation Eyes Wide Shut" Ari Ofengenden explores Arthur Schnitzler's novella and Stanley Kubrick's adaptation to offer insights into the ways in which desire disrupts and clashes with social structures (i.e., family, relationships, and society in general). Ofengenden shows how the dynamic in which disruptive desire is ideologically narrativized back into acquiescence with the status quo. Ofengenden interprets the narrative of the film as unique intuitions into action and agency where sources of agency are opaque to the subject and arise by an ...


Fame Gone Wild (2015: An Era Of Self-Invention), Stephanie E. Kang 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Fame Gone Wild (2015: An Era Of Self-Invention), Stephanie E. Kang

Graduate School of Art Theses

Entertainment has become one of the fueling fires of society. In today’s world of nonstop broadcasting and streaming, many begrudgingly trudge through their 9 to 5’s only to live for their few post-work hours of leisure, which have been reserved for this week’s latest items on the viewing queue. Netflix and Hulu have become the opium of the masses. Consequently, this obsession with constant entertainment has now morphed into a shared yearning for the people that are watched and followed religiously through the screen – the celebrities. In this cultural moment, the concept of fame has become a ...


Fear And Media: The Relationship Between Crime Related Television Consumption And The Fear Of Crime Among Americans, Timothy Breitfeller, Tatiana Broukhim, Angelina Riccio, Leah Whitenack 2015 Chapman University

Fear And Media: The Relationship Between Crime Related Television Consumption And The Fear Of Crime Among Americans, Timothy Breitfeller, Tatiana Broukhim, Angelina Riccio, Leah Whitenack

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

This paper explores the relationship between crime-related media consumption, shows about actual and fictional crime, internet-related problems, and the fear of crime. Our research proves that there is a direct relationship between crime-related media consumption, internet-related issues, and the fear of crime. The Chapman Survey of American Fears (Bader, 2014) identified fear of crime among various categories and included seventeen questions that were the subject of the key variables and were measured on a four point Likert scale. A series of questions directed at 1,573 respondents regarding the variables resulted in findings of positive correlations between crime-related media consumption ...


The Assignment: How The Videographer's Role Is Shaped By The Job Assignment, Ian J. Dowty 2015 Western Kentucky University

The Assignment: How The Videographer's Role Is Shaped By The Job Assignment, Ian J. Dowty

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

I am a videographer. Yes, my degree will qualify me as a reporter, someone familiar with the inner workings of a news station. However, I posit that the School of Journalism and Broadcasting does not give you a career, but rather a skillset that prepares you for a range of jobs. My discipline taught me how to articulate my thoughts in a clear, concise manner, which translates well to script or track writing. In addition, I have technical abilities that enable me to handle video and audio equipment proficiently. Combining these capabilities with soft skills I honed over the past ...


Comparative Study Of Operating Mass Media Facilities In Texas, Al Greule 2015 Stephen F Austin State University

Comparative Study Of Operating Mass Media Facilities In Texas, Al Greule

Bright Ideas Conference

Mass Media programs in colleges and universities endure competition from other programs and must also take on the challenges of rapid technological changes to keep their programs up to date (or “state of the art”) for their students. The focus of each program is slightly different and technology available to the student varies greatly from institution to institution. Furthermore there is only some similarity as to how each institution grants student access to equipment and lab facilities.

This study attempts to determine the issues that are most challenging to operating academic Mass Media programs and examine the various ways programs ...


It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's...Cultural Anxiety? Using Detective Comics' Three Biggest Heroes To Identify And Explore Cultural Anxieties As Depicted Through Television, Jonathan Vander Lugt 2015 Ursinus College

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's...Cultural Anxiety? Using Detective Comics' Three Biggest Heroes To Identify And Explore Cultural Anxieties As Depicted Through Television, Jonathan Vander Lugt

Media and Communication Studies Honors Papers

This collection of essays uses the mythic nature of superheroes to examine and discuss specific cultural anxieties as they’re navigated and alleviated in superhero television texts. First, I examine the way that anxiety over feminism and the women’s rights movement manifested itself in Wonder Woman, the 70s television series starring Lynda Carter. Next, I use Smallville and its depictions of a teenaged Superman to explore its handling of anxieties over the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Finally, I performed a content analysis of six different series of Batman cartoons to examine the way they respond to national concerns ...


The Prison System And The Media: How “Orange Is The New Black” Engages With The Prison As A Normalizing Agent, Eunice Louis 2015 Florida International University

The Prison System And The Media: How “Orange Is The New Black” Engages With The Prison As A Normalizing Agent, Eunice Louis

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this project is to ascertain the ways in which Orange is the New Black uses its platform to either complicate or reify narratives about the prison system, prisoners and their relationship to the state. This research uses the works of Giorgio Agamben, Colin Dayan, Michelle Alexander and Lisa Guenther to situate the ways the state uses the prison and social narratives about the prison to extend its control on certain populations beyond prison walls through police presence, parole, the war on drugs and prison fees.

From that basis, this work argues that while Orange does challenge some ...


Mdocs Newsletter - 2015-03-06, Jordana Dym, Sam Grant 17, Sasha Abramowitz 15, Jasmyn Elise Story 15 2015 Skidmore College

Mdocs Newsletter - 2015-03-06, Jordana Dym, Sam Grant 17, Sasha Abramowitz 15, Jasmyn Elise Story 15

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Breaking Into The Business: A Guide To Creating A Dynamic Resume Reel And Securing A Job In Today’S Television News Industry, Christina Favuzzi 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Breaking Into The Business: A Guide To Creating A Dynamic Resume Reel And Securing A Job In Today’S Television News Industry, Christina Favuzzi

Journalism

Broadcast journalists are experiencing turbulence in their field of expertise due to increasing digitalization and decreased funding. It is becoming commonplace for reporters to work as one-man-bands, or “multimedia journalists,” shooting and editing their own video in addition to writing and reporting. For people looking to begin a career in the highly competitive broadcast news industry, there is a great deal of information to understand and consider prior to beginning the job search. Creating a dynamic resume reel is central to landing a job as an on-air reporter. However, with the development of digital-first and multimedia journalism, there are certain ...


Mapping Chinese Literature As World Literature, Yingjin Zhang 2015 Shanghai Jiao Tong University & University of California San Diego

Mapping Chinese Literature As World Literature, Yingjin Zhang

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Mapping Chinese Literature as World Literature" Yingjin Zhang revisits the challenge of mapping Chinese literature as world literature in three steps: 1) he delineates of positions of view as proposed by Western scholars who engaged in rethinking world literature(s) in the age of globalization, 2) evaluates consequences of such a new mapping for Chinese literature and tests a different set of "technologies of recognition" (Shih) in the context of Chinese versus Sinophone studies, and 3) returns to the notion of world literature(s) by considering issues of language and translation and entertains a new vision of ...


About The Chinese School Of Comparative Literature, He Lin, Danqing Huang 2015 Sichuan University & University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

About The Chinese School Of Comparative Literature, He Lin, Danqing Huang

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "About the Chinese School of Comparative Literature" He Lin and Danqing Huang discuss the development of the Chinese school of comparative literature since the 1980s. Lin and Huang describe how based on traditions in Chinese literary history, comparatists constructed a system of theoretical frameworks and methods. They argue that the Chinese School should not be criticized as "Chinacentric" just for the fact that its practitioners perform Chinese-Western comparative studies within its own historical and cultural context. Further, they defend the Chinese School by examining the achievements it has made in comparative poetics and the study of reception ...


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