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CFP: Media Fails: What Flops, Fiascos, and Bungles Tell us About Media History

Media Fails: What Flops, Fiascos, and Bungles Tell us About Media History, edited by Phoebe Bronstein and Carol Stabile Media histories are generally told from the standpoint of industrial successes: the VHS and DVDs rather than Betamax and LaserDiscs; Skype and Facetime rather than videophones; the Nintendo Entertainment System rather than the Nintendo Virtual Boy; the iPhone rather than the…

Call for Papers: Issue 9, Open Call

Call for Papers: Open Call Issue Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology | adanewmedia.org Issue 9, May 2016 Editors: Radhika Gajjala (Bowling Green State University) and Carol Stabile (University of Oregon) We invite contributions to a peer-reviewed open call issue featuring research on gender, new media and technology. We are particularly interested in contributions that exemplify Ada’s commitments to politically…

Feminism, Media, and Technology in the News

I have fallen out of my bi-weekly routine due to conference travel, a disruption that will resume for another week after my much-anticipated trip to Boston for Console-ing Passions. Disclaimer: This list is obviously not all-encompassing. It likely reflects an unconscious bias toward what I find intriguing (in the interest of self-reflexivity). If you come across something YOU find interesting…

Feminism, Media and Technology in the News

Bi-weekly listing of some recent articles/blogs related to feminism, media, and technology. Disclaimer: This list is obviously not all-encompassing. It likely reflects an unconscious bias toward what I find intriguing (in the interest of self-reflexivity). If you come across something YOU find interesting that you’d like me to include in the next post, please shoot the link my way. Second…

Feminism, Media, Technology in the News

Welcome to the first bi-weekly listing of some recent articles/blogs related to feminism, media, and technology. Disclaimer: This list is obviously not all-encompassing. It likely reflects an unconscious bias toward what I find intriguing (in the interest of self-reflexivity). If you come across something YOU find interesting that you’d like me to include in the next post, please shoot the…

A Fresh Look at Male Promiscuity on TV

Having lots of sex with as many women as possible is the best, most desirable thing that any man can aspire to, right? That’s usually the message presented by most male characters in popular media today. Male promiscuity is almost always portrayed as something admirable. But rarely, if ever, do we see a character who realizes that this behavior is…

Dissertation Prospectus: Chelsea Bullock (University of Oregon, 2012)

“From Big Shrimpin’ to Big Rich Texas: Laboring Gender in Workplace and Intimate Reality Programming” 7 March 2012 Mapping the Field of Reality Television Many critics trace reality television’s beginnings to the television documentary “An American Family,” which premiered on PBS in 1973[1]. Like other genres of media, the shape and definitions of reality television have changed over time as…