[Videolib] Tee Vee in Academia

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 26 Aug 2004 17:09:59 -0700

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...and just to broaden this discussion:

How many academic types out there are venturing into the vast
wasteland? As I think I mentioned awhile back, I've amassed a fair amount
of programming over the past couple of years, but it always seems like a
crap shoot. I've tried to move along genre lines, along cultural
construction of race, gender, ethnicity lines, etc...but it's a tough go
compared to feature film. How many seasons of Sex and the City to
get? Which cop shows will stand as parts of the TV canon? (TV
what?). I've taken some lead from mass comm and gender studies faculty
(film faculty could care less!), but otherwise, I'm flying pretty
blind. There's no doubt in my mind that buying this stuff is
important--like film, TV has become grist for study across the disciplinary
board. Still...

Colleagues in academe...whaddaya say?


Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley


"Movies are poems, a holy bible, the great mother of us."
--Ted Berrigan
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