The following list highlights work done by my students over the last few years. I often include these video essays in my classes to introduce a specific concept or to provide supplementary content.
I also use these video essays as examples for students who are creating their own video essays.
Some Key Concepts in Media Theory:
Video Essays on TV and Film:
- Old Media Adopt New Media’s Format: Late Night Television, YouTube, and Post-Network Television
- What Are You Laughing At? Mockumentary Form as a Tool for Creating Queer Spaces in Popular Sitcoms [Friends and The Office]
- We’ll Be Right Back: Contemporary Television’s Revisionist Love Affair with 1980s Culture
- Homeland: Terrorism and Capitalism in the Cultural Form
- Bachelor So White: A Critical Race Analysis of Bachelor Industry
- Legitimization and Representation: Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Atlanta
- The Power of Storytelling Through Costumes
- You Can Get Away With a Lot More: Marriage, Motherhood, and Fatherhood in Adult Animation
- Steven Universe: Deconstructing Gender and Sexuality