Share this one with everyone you know who is on the academic job market! We present the first of a two-part series on job searches, with advice and empathy from those who are currently contending with the vagaries of the market. Producer Stephanie Brown talks with job seekers, adjuncts, and search-committee members in order to gain insight into the often frustrating process of gaining academic employment. Commiseration is provided! Then Christine Becker talks with Felan Parker about his new CJ article on Roger Ebert and the wars over video games as "art," including their relevance for more recent cultural struggles over games and gamers.
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “Surviving Power Outages During a Storm”
Magic Lantern Shows at the Plain & Fancy Theatre, The Only Permanent Magic Lantern Theatre
Chicago Cubs Radio Network
Force Majeure avalanche scene
The job market (Part I)
McSweeney’s Job ad
Survey on experiences on the job market used in this segment
Yana and Diane’s Survey on Adjunct on the job market - please circulate!
Women’s Caucus 2018 Report: "Concerns about Precarious Labor and the Crisis in Academic Labor"
Negotiating Precarious Positions (Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier)
"New Faculty Majority: Women and Contingency Project"
Article about fake job searches (mentioned in interview by Diane and Yana in a segment that was cut for time)
Felan Parker Links
Wikipedia entries for:
Celia Pearce, Associate Professor, Game Design, Northeastern University, on Twitter
John Sharp’s website, on Twitter, Works of Game
Anastasia Salter, Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media: Sexism, Trolling, and Identity Policing
Christopher Paul, The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture is the Worst
Mark Furstenau, Carleton University
Robert Yang’s website, blog, Twitter
Caty McCarthy, “Robert Yang dreams of a progressive future for VR, but is it possible?”
Robert Yang, “'If you walk in someone else's shoes, then you've taken their shoes': Empathy Machines as Appropriation Machines”
Julie Muncy, Wired, “Stop Expecting Games to Build Empathy”
Colin Campbell, Polygon, "Gaming’s Toxic Men, Explained"
Key posts from Roger Ebert on video games as art:
“Doom Movie Review & Film Summary (October 2005)
“Movie Answer Man: Critics vs. Gamers on ‘Doom’” (October 2005)
“Movie Answer Man: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Genders?” (November 2005)
“Movie Answer Man: A Buddhist Walks into a Chat Room…” (November 2005)
“Gamers Fire Flaming Posts, E-Mails…” (December 2005)
“The Art of the Game 2” ( December 2005)
“The Game of Art 3” (December 2005)
“Feedback: Gamers and Artists” (July 2007)
Games vs. Art: Ebert vs. Barker (2007)
“Video Games Can Never Be Art” (April 2010)
“Okay, Kids, Play on My Lawn” (July 2010)