This month, we introduce a new segment, "Cinema Journal Classics," in which we look back at an especially important or influential article (or just one of our favorites) from the CJ archives. In this installment, we return to the Autumn, 2005 "In Focus" feature on "The Place of Television Studies" and talk with one of those authors, Horace Newcomb, about television studies and his career in general. Then we bring you an interview with Aviva Dove-Viebahn about the SCMS website and the challenges the organization faces as it moves deeper into the online world. Finally, we invite you to contribute to an upcoming "Vox Scholari" segment: Tell us about a moment when you were surprised in the classroom. You can record your response and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cinema Journal Classics: Horace Newcomb on Television Studies
Reprint of the Autumn, 2005, In Focus section on "The Place of Television Studies" (Cinema Journal Vol. 45, No. 1):
- William Boddy, "Introduction"
- Lynn Spigel, "TV's Next Season?"
- John T. Caldwell, "Welcome to the Viral Future of Cinema (Television)"
- Toby Miller, "Turn Off TV Studies!"
- John Hartley, "Is Screen Studies a Load of Old Cobblers? And If So, Is That Good?"
- Horace Newcomb, "Studying Television: Same Questions, Different Contexts"
- Michele Hilmes, "The Bad Object: Television in the American Academy"
Horace Newcomb's page at the University of Georgia
Report from the Generation(s) of Television Studies conference
Videos of the Newcomb tribute papers
"Newcomb Ends Career as Peabody Director"
Horace Newcomb & Paul M. Hirsch, "Television as a Cultural Forum"
Horace Newcomb, "The Sense of Place in Frank's Place"
Frank's Place on Wikipedia
Gunsmoke, "The Queue," on IMDB
A Charlie Brown Christmas on Wikipedia
Aviva Dove-Viebahn and the SCMS Website
Vox Scholari: Tell us about a moment when you were surprised in the classroom