Home Movie

So, this is a something I’ve had rattling around in my head for awhile, and I finally managed to edit it into… a thing. I’m not sure how successful it is; basically, the idea was to try to communicate the experience of watching a Hong Kong movie as someone who lived there as a kid. […]

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Doing What Can’t Be Done

Or, doing what others can’t do. As I slowly make my peace with not being a ‘real’ (read: employed in an institution of higher learning) academic, I’ve turned my attention to what I do want to do. Although financial precarity is always only an unanticipated catastrophe away, I’m blessed with a spouse who believes in […]

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Fan Studies Network Conference 2017

Just back from the University of Huddersfield, where the 2017 Fan Studies Network Conference was held this year, commemorating both five years of FSN and the opening of the Centre for Participatory Culture there. My biggest takeaway from the conference was a kind of zeitgeist that, for me, both re-energized my own commitment to what […]

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Televisual Videography (A Response to Jason Mittell)

The online journal of videographic criticism, [in]Transition, published their third anniversary issue with a look back at their past three volumes; in it, Jason Mittell wrote eloquently in his essay, Videographic Telephilia, about the only two pieces in the journal devoted to television thus far. I won’t lie: he said some really complementary things about the […]

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hannibal: a fanvid (final)

I’ve been playing with this for months, now, and even wrote some on an earlier version here last spring. hannibal: a fanvid was finally published in the online videographic essay journal [in]Transition today (!!), so I wanted to post a link to the site, which includes both the video and accompanying explanatory essay, as well […]

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