In this episode, we talk to media studies researchers and teachers involved in protest, organizing, and public scholarship initiatives following the presidential election of 2016. Speaking with Carol Vernallis, Amanda Ann Klein, Chuck Tryon, Jorie Lagerwey, Jason Ruiz, we address a range of issues, from preparations for a Protecting the Commons workshop at SCMS 2017, to Console-ing Passions 2017 as a response to the political situation in North Carolina including HB2 and Moral Mondays, organizing local town halls, public scholarship and working abroad, the sanctuary campus movement, and pedagogical responsibilities. Throughout we feature audio excerpts (some submitted by listeners) from the Women’s March, town hall protests, and other events from recent weeks.
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Definition of vertiginous
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Page at Stanford
Experience Music Video: Aesthetics and Cultural Context
Unruly Media: You Tube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema
Lisa Perrott, Holly Rogers, and Carol Vernallis, Beyoncé’s Lemonade: She Dreams in Both Worlds
Carol Vernallis, “Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Avant-Garde Aesthetics, and Music Video: “The Past and the Future Merge to Meet Us Here”
Carol Vernallis, “Audiovisuality and the Media Swirl: Campaign 2016”
Call for contributions to Protecting the Commons in 2017: Responding to Hate, Disenfranchisement, and the Loss of the Civil Sphere. If you're interested in participating, please send your two-slide presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org (please include Protecting the Commons in the subject header).
Amanda Ann Klein
Page at ECU
Wikipedia entry on Moral Mondays
Wikipedia Entry on HB2
Console-ing Passions 2017 conference website and Facebook page
Michelle Lanier’s instructor page at Duke University.
Public radio interview with Michelle Lanier.
Page at Fayetteville State University
The article Chuck mentioned he was planning to write: Hosting an Empty Chair Town Hall, or How to Become an Activist in Three Easy Steps
Aca-Media interview with Tryon on his book Political TV
Excerpt from Take On Hate’s Emergency Town Hall in Dearborn, MI
Take on Hate is a campaign of ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) and NNAAC (National Network for Arab American Communities), two well-established advocacy groups in the city. Recording features Aisha Noor of NNAAC and Khaled Bey, Associate Professor of Law at University of Detroit.
Page at University College Dublin
Postfeminist Celebrity and Motherhood: Brand Mom
Contact Decoding Media to express interest in writing something for the site
What Does a Donald Trump Presidency Mean for Ireland?
Page at Notre Dame
Americans in the Treasure House: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Cultural Politics of Empire
Wikipedia entry on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Jason Ruiz op-ed, “Don't force universities to enforce immigration laws”
“Calls for ‘sanctuary’ campuses multiply as fears grow over Trump immigration policy"
“Father John Jenkins will not declare University a ‘sanctuary campus’”
Thank you to those who provided protest audio: Joel Neville Anderson