A Companion to Media Authorship

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Jonathan Gray, Derek Johnson
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 12, 2013 - Social Science - 576 pages

A Companion to Media Authorship offers 28 groundbreaking chapters which investigate the practices, attributions, and meanings of authorship. Revitalizing the study within media and cultural studies, this diverse and global collection provides the definitive work on the subject.

  • Rethinks cultures of authorship and challenges the concept of auteurism across multiple media forms
  • Moves beyond notions of the individual to focus on how authorship is collaborative, contested, and networked, examining cultures of authorship and the practicalities of how it works
  • Draws on the cutting-edge research of scholars and practitioners whose work has produced significant new insights into the field
  • Examines a wide range of media, including television, social media, radio, videogames, transmedia, music, and comic books
  • Offers an impressive global focus, including pieces on Mexican music, amateur film production in Nairobi slums, tele-serial production in Kinshasa, Hong Kong film, and the marketing of Bollywood
 

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Contents

Theorizing and Historicizing Authorship
7
Authorship and the Narrative of the Self
23
Ethos and Identity Politics
48
Copyright Law and Creative Processes
69
5
88
and the Dynamics of Collaboration
112
Contesting Authorship
135
Telling Whose Stories? Reexamining Author Agency
158
Disney Tween Stars and Questions
296
An Interview
314
Expanding Authorship
349
Production Design and the Invisible Arts of Seeing
370
An Interview with Bear McCreary
391
Fanboy Auteurism and Zack
440
Relocating Authorship
465
Auteurs at the Video Store
485

Authorship Seriality and the Radio
181
Torchwoods Marginalized Authors
200
On the Ownership of Serial
221
Industrializing Authorship
239
Hanxiang and His Shaw Brothers Erotic Films
257
New Aesthetics of Nation
506
Reflections on Authorship
525
An Interview on Academic
544
181
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Jonathan Gray is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He is author of Watching with The Simpsons: Television, Parody, and Intertextuality (2006), Television Entertainment (2008), Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts (2010), and Television Studies (with Amanda Lotz, 2012). He is co-editor of, amongst others, Battleground: The Media (with Robin Andersen, 2008) and Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-Network Era (with Jeffrey P. Jones and Ethan Thompson, 2009).

Derek Johnson is Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. His research focuses on production cultures and creative identities in the media industries. He is the author of Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries (2013), as well as co-editor of the forthcoming Intermediaries: Management of Culture and Cultures of Management (with Avi Santo and Derek Kompare, 2014).

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