Media

Media

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Interviews with scholars of media and communications about their new books.

Tea Krulos, "American Madness: The Story of the Phantom Patriot and How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness" (Feral House, 2020)

July 12, 2024

American Madness

Tea Krulos
Hosted by Tyler Thier

The mainstream news media struggles to understand the power of social media. In contrast, conspiracy advocates, malicious political movements, and eve…

James D. Fisher, "The Enclosure of Knowledge: Books, Power and Agrarian Capitalism in Britain, 1660–1800" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

July 12, 2024

The Enclosure of Knowledge

James D. Fisher
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

The rise of agrarian capitalism in Britain is usually told as a story about markets, land and wages. The Enclosure of Knowledge: Books, Power and Agra…

Mary Schreiber and Wendy K. Bartlett, "Curating Community Collections: A Holistic Approach to Diverse Collection Development" (Bloomsbury, 2024)

July 11, 2024

Curating Community Collections

Mary Schreiber and Wendy K. Bartlett
Hosted by Michael LaMagna

A primary question for many librarians, directors, and board members is how to evaluate diversity in a collection on an ongoing basis. Curating Commun…

Paul Rekret, "Take This Hammer: Work, Song, Crisis" (Goldsmiths Press, 2024)

July 10, 2024

Take This Hammer

Paul Rekret
Hosted by Gummo Clare

The emergence of the popular music industry in the early twentieth century not only drove a wedge between music production and consumption, it also un…

Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert, "The Secret Life of Data: Navigating Hype and Uncertainty in the Age of Algorithmic Surveillance" (MIT Press, 2024)

July 10, 2024

The Secret Life of Data

Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert
Hosted by Joanne Kuai

What is data, and why does it matter for us to care about the data traces we leave behind? What are the implications for our lives of how this data is…

Sandra Hirsh, "Library 2035: Imagining the Next Generation of Libraries" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2024)

July 7, 2024

Library 2035

Sandra Hirsh
Hosted by Michael LaMagna

Building on the success and impact of Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library by Joseph Janes, Library 2035: Imagining t…

Darshana Sreedhar Mini, "Rated A: Soft-Porn Cinema and Mediations of Desire in India" (U California Press, 2024)

July 7, 2024

Rated A

Darshana Sreedhar Mini
Hosted by Priyam Sinha

In the 1990s, India's mediascape saw the efflorescence of edgy soft-porn films in the Malayalam-speaking state of Kerala. In Rated A: Soft-Porn Cinema…

Tara Ward, "Appreciation Post: Towards an Art History of Instagram" (U California Press, 2024)

July 5, 2024

Appreciation Post

Tara Ward
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

What does an art history of Instagram look like? Appreciation Post: Towards an Art History of Instagram (University of California Press, 2024) by Dr. …

Jason Hannan, "Trolling Ourselves to Death: Democracy in the Age of Social Media" (Oxford UP, 2023)

July 2, 2024

Trolling Ourselves to Death

Jason Hannan
Hosted by Michael LaMagna

We commonly think of trolls as anonymous online pranksters who hide behind clever avatars and screen names. In Trolling Ourselves to Death: Democracy …

Nimmagadda Bhargav, "Stringers and the Journalistic Field: Marginalities and Precarious News Labour in Small-Town India" (Routledge, 2023)

July 2, 2024

Stringers and the Journalistic Field

Nimmagadda Bhargav
Hosted by Khadeeja Amenda

Stringers and the Journalistic Field: Marginalities and Precarious News Labour in Small-Town India (Routledge, 2023) is one of the first ethnographic …

Feng-Mei Heberer, "Asians on Demand: Mediating Race in Video Art and Activism" (U Minnesota Press, 2023)

July 2, 2024

Asians on Demand

Feng-Mei Heberer
Hosted by Ailin Zhou

Asians on Demand: Mediating Race in Video Art and Activism (University of Minnesota Press, 2023) explores a multilingual archive of contemporary queer…

Travis B. Williams et al., "The Dead Sea Scrolls in Ancient Media Culture" (Brill, 2023)

July 1, 2024

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Ancient Media Culture

Travis B. Williams, Chris Keith, and Loren Stuckenbruck
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

Media studies is an emerging discipline that is quickly making an impact within the wider field of biblical scholarship. The Dead Sea Scrolls in Ancie…

Kehbuma Langmia, "Black 'Race' and the White Supremacy Saga" (Anthem Press, 2024)

July 1, 2024

Black 'Race' and the White Supremacy Saga

Kehbuma Langmia
Hosted by Anna Lindner

Dr. Langmia's book Black 'Race' and the White Supremacy Saga (Anthem Press, 2024) examines the conundrum that has haunted the Black and White ancestry…

Souvik Mukherjee, "Videogames in the Indian Subcontinent: Development, Culture(s) and Representations" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

July 1, 2024

Videogames in the Indian Subcontinent

Souvik Mukherjee
Hosted by Xenia Zeiler

While there has been considerable research on digital cultures in the Indian Subcontinent, video games have received scant attention so far. Yet, they…

A Classical Approach to Improving Communication: A Discussion with Christopher Celenza

June 30, 2024

A Classical Approach to Improving Communication

Christopher Celenza
Hosted by Howard Burton

In this Pandemic Perspectives Podcast, Ideas Roadshow founder and host Howard Burton talks to Christopher Celenza, James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger …

Swapnil Rai, "Networked Bollywood: How Star Power Globalized Hindi Cinema" (Cambridge UP, 2024)

June 29, 2024

Networked Bollywood

Swapnil Rai
Hosted by Priyam Sinha

Swapnil Rai’s book Networked Bollywood: How Star Power Globalized Hindi Cinema (Cambridge UP, 2024) brilliantly navigates the intricate landscapes of …

Barbara Klinger, "Immortal Films: 'Casablanca' and the Afterlife of a Hollywood Classic" (U California Press, 2022)

June 27, 2024

Immortal Films

Barbara Klinger
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Casablanca is one of the most celebrated Hollywood films of all time, its iconic romance enshrined in collective memory across generations. Drawing fr…

Ishita Tiwary, "Video Culture in India: The Analog Era" (Oxford UP, 2024)

June 26, 2024

Video Culture in India

Ishita Tiwary
Hosted by Priyam Sinha

Ishita Tiwary’s book Video Culture in India: The Analog Era (Oxford UP, 2024) is an unprecedented attempt in foregrounding the diverse media history o…

Kim Nelson, "Making History Move: Five Principles of the Historical Film" (Rutgers UP, 2024)

June 25, 2024

Making History Move

Kim Nelson
Hosted by Shu Wan

Making History Move: Five Principles of the Historical Film (Rutgers UP, 2024) builds upon decades of scholarship investigating history in visual cult…

Ricardo Quintana-Vallejo, "Growing Up in the Gutter: Diaspora and Comics" (U Arizona Press, 2024)

June 25, 2024

Growing Up in the Gutter

Ricardo Quintana-Vallejo
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Growing Up in the Gutter: Diaspora and Comics (U Arizona Press, 2024) by Dr. Ricardo Quintana-Vallejo offers new understandings of contemporary graphi…