Co-edited Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier

Melanie E.S. Kohnen and I co-edited an edition of Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier on the intersections between Media Studies and Digital Humanities work.

Media studies and Digital Humanities (DH) work share a range of intersecting concerns. Recent discipline wide discussions in Flow and Media Commons, as well as at the SCMS and MLA conferences, have emphasized the crossovers between the two. For this issue of the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier, we  bring this discussion into the classroom. How do the concerns of DH work, with its emphases on innovative scholarly architectures, multimedia components, and cross-disciplinary hybridity, speak to evolving trends in media studies pedagogy? What kinds of pedagogical practices engage and capitalize on DH’s emphases on praxis and design? How can media studies practice model and promote a productive collaboration around computing in the humanities?

 

Course module on Flo from Progressive published

My course module was recently published in the winter 2015 volume of Teaching Media Quarterly. The article, “Progressive’s Flo: Convergence Brand,” investigates branding through a case study of Flo, the Progressive Insurance mascot.

Teaching Media Quarterly is an online journal dedicated to circulating practical and timely approaches to media concepts and topics from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. The winter 2015 volume focuses on critical approaches to teaching brands.