DEAN CAROL WILDER
- John Culkin, “A Schoolman’s Guide to Marshall McLuhan,” The Saturday Review (March 18, 1967): 51-2, 70-2 [for a refresher on how to access password-protected articles, go here].
- John Culkin, “Doing the Truth” in Introduction to Media Studies (?): 3-6.
- Kit Laybourne, “A Definition for Media Studies,” Working Paper, 1972.
- To get a sense of what’s currently happening in the field, browse through a few conference programs and publisher catalogues:
- The 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (starting on p. 4)
- The 2017 Transmediale conference
- New film/TV and media books by Duke University Press; internet studies and new media titles from MIT Press; film + media books from Minnesota
- Calls for proposals on the H-Film listserv
- This is just a small sample. Search to see what kinds of conferences, festivals, publication series, listservs, etc., exist in your particular areas of interest.
And to help you think about processes of collaboration as you embark on your group projects:
- Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar & Paul Kaiser, Creative Collaborations (Helsinki Design Lab / Sitra).
- On the genealogy of Media Studies: W.J.T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen, Introduction to Critical Terms for Media Studies, eds. Mitchell and Hansen (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010): vii-xxii.
- On the history and breadth of the field: check out the table of contents for the International Encyclopedia of Media Studies (Wiley Blackwell, 2013).
- On the history of our School of Media Studies: “The Medium is the Message; Media Studies Celebrates 40 Years,” New School News (September 15, 2015).
- On the state of the field: Renee Hobbs, “The State of Media Studies Scholarship” [presentation]
- On the importance of developing tech skills within a broader liberal arts context: Sarah McBride, “Want a Job in Silicon Valley? Keep Away From Coding Schools,” Bloomberg (December 6, 2016).
[img: Tim Lahan, via It’s Nice That]