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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Multifarious terrors: horror audio in the digital age

Richard J. Hand.

in Listen in terror

April 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 10421 words.

This chapter will look at the place of horror radio in a rapidly evolving digital context of the twenty-first century. Whether in the form of web radio, MP3 and iPod or in the form of local...

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Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain

Robert Elsie and Bejtullah D. Destani.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Business and Management; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 875 words.

Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain, was born on 4 July 1908 in Borsh on the southern coast of Albania, then still part of the Ottoman...

Serling, Rod

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio. 1154 words.

Serling, Rod (25 December 1924–28 June 1975), television writer and producer, was born Rodman Edward Serling in Syracuse, New York, the son of Samuel Serling, a grocer and butcher, and...

Charles Burnett

Janet K. Cutler.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8271 words.

Acclaimed by critics and scholars but virtually unknown to the general public, Charles Burnett is an independent black filmmaker whose Killer of Sheep (1977) and To Sleep with Anger (1990)...

African American Stars

Robin R. Means Coleman, Kitior Ngu and Timeka N. Tounsel.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 15276 words.

African American “stars” describes conspicuously public individuals of great social, artistic, and/or political presence, if not competence. These stars have garnered significant media...

Adaptation

Thomas Leitch and Kyle Meikle.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 14944 words.

Studies of cinematic adaptations—films based, as the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences puts it, on material originally presented in another medium—are scarcely a century...

Woollcott, Alexander Humphreys

Alfred Lawrence Lorenz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio. 1720 words.

Woollcott, Alexander Humphreys (19 January 1887–23 January 1943), writer, was born at the Phalanx, a Fourierist commune at Red Bank, New Jersey, the son of Walter Woollcott, a ne’er-do-well...

Foley, Red

Ellis Nassour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Country and Western Music. 1664 words.

Foley, Red (17 June 1910–19 September 1968), country music recording artist and television star, was born Clyde Julian Foley in Blue Lick, Kentucky, near the black community of Middletown,...

Fan Studies

Henry Jenkins.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 15783 words.

Fan studies is a field of scholarly research focused on media fans and fan cultures. Fans might be broadly defined as individuals who maintain a passionate connection to popular media,...

YouTube

Jean Burgess.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 5001 words.

Originally launched in 2005 with a focus on user-generated content, YouTube has become the dominant platform for online video worldwide, and an important location for some of the most...

Korean Cinema

Kyu Hyun Kim.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 10663 words.

The current surge of interest in Korean cinema is acknowledged to have been initiated by the international success of Kang Je-kyu’s Shiri (1999), an exemplary Hollywood-style action...

Oscar Micheaux

J. Ronald Green.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8212 words.

Oscar Micheaux is the most prolific African American filmmaker in history, producing, between 1919 and 1948, about forty feature films plus seven long novels, all of them addressing black...

Asian American Cinema

Celine Parreñas Shimizu.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 8921 words.

Asian American cinema refers to an ongoing struggle for moving image representation by and about Asian Americans in the United States. The civil rights and Third World movements having...

Motion Picture Accounting

Mark Garrett Cooper.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 9313 words.

Accounting measures and regulates social conduct. This makes it more broadly interesting than the basic math it typically employs. Accordingly, accounting has drawn the attention of...

Korean Cinema

Kyu Hyun Kim.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 10663 words.

The current surge of interest in Korean cinema is acknowledged to have been initiated by the international success of Kang Je-kyu’s Shiri (1999), an exemplary Hollywood-style action...

Lars von Trier

Caroline Bainbridge.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 7002 words.

Lars von Trier has attracted a great deal of critical commentary since the release of his first feature film, The Element of Crime, in 1984. Much of this is notably focused on the director...

Ethnographic Film

Pamela Wilson.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 11383 words.

The relationship between visual media and anthropology has a long history growing out of the imperializing impulses of the 19th century, and anthropologists—as well as others such as...

Billy Wilder

Nancy E. Friedland and Ila Tyagi.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 9886 words.

Billy Wilder (b. 1906–d. 2002) was a writer-director who was responsible for many classics of the Hollywood studio era. Famous for his mordant wit, he was born Samuel Wilder to a Jewish...

Poems, Novels, and Plays About Film

Laurence Goldstein.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 16208 words.

From the beginnings of film technology in the last decade of the 19th century, creative writers have commented descriptively and speculatively on this new “sister art.” As the movies became...

Joss Whedon

Don Macnaughtan.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 13900 words.

Joss Whedon (b. 1964) is primarily a television and movie screenwriter, and he is also a director, producer, comic book writer, composer, activist, and occasional actor. He grew up in a...