Michael Z. Newman
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., McGill University
JAMS 101: Introduction to Mass Media - Syllabus
JAMS 262: Principles of Media Studies - Syllabus
JAMS 562: Media Studies and Culture - Syllabus
JAMS 860: Indie Culture - Syllabus
JAMS 860: New Media - Syllabus
JAMS 860: Video Games - Syllabus
Research Interests:American cinema, television, and video games; media history, theory, and criticism.
Books:Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium (Columbia UP, 2014)
Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status (Routledge, 2012), co-authored with Elana Levine.
Indie: An American Film Culture (Columbia UP, 2011)
Articles:“Say ‘PulpFiction’ One More Goddamn Time: Quotation Culture and an Internet-AgeClassic,” New Review of Film and Television Studies, published online before print, 2013.
“Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television,” Television & New Media 13.6 (November 2012), 463-479.
“New Media, Young Audiences, and Discourses of Attention: From Sesame Street to ‘Snack Culture,’” Media, Culture & Society 32.4 (July 2010), 581-596.
“Indie Culture: In Pursuit of the Authentic Autonomous Alternative,” Cinema Journal 48.3 (Spring 2009), 16-34.
“Ze Frank and the Poetics of Web Video,” First Monday 13.5 (May 2008).
“From Beats to Arcs: Toward a Poetics of Television Narrative,” The Velvet Light Trap 58 (Fall 2006), 16-28.