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A companion to media authorship

Author: Jonathan Gray; Derek Johnson
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Companion to media authorship.
Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2013
(DLC) 2012042777
(OCoLC)816029841
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gray; Derek Johnson
ISBN: 9781118495278 1118495276 9781118505526 1118505522 9781118495254 111849525X
OCLC Number: 827944721
Notes: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: The Problem of Media Authorship (Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson) I. Theorizing and Historicizing Authorship 2. Authorship and the Narrative of the Self (John Hartley) 3. The Return of the Author: Ethos and Identity Politics (Kristina Busse) 4. Making Music: Copyright Law and Creative Process (Olufunmilayo B. Arewa) 5. When is the Author? (Jonathan Gray) 6. Hidden Hands At Work: Authorship, the Intentional Flux, and the Dynamics of Collaboration (Colin Burnett) II. Contesting Authorship 7. Participation is Magic: Collaboration, Authorial Legitimacy, and the Audience Function (Derek Johnson) 8. Telling Whose Stories? Reexamining Author Agency in Self-Representational Media in the Slums of Nairobi (Brian Ekdale) 9. Never Ending Story: Authorship, Seriality, and the Radio Writers Guild (Michele Hilmes) 10. From Chris Chibnall to Fox: Torchwood's Marginalized Authors and Counter-Discourses of TV Authorship (Matt Hills) 11. Comics, Creators, and Copyright: On the Ownership of Serial Narratives by Multiple Authors (Ian Gordon) III. Industrializing Authorship 12. Benny Hill Theatre: "Race," Commodification, and the Politics of Representation (Anamik Saha) 13. Cynical Authorship and the Hong Kong Studio System: Li Hanxiang and his Shaw Brothers Erotic Films (Stephen Teo) 14. The Authorial Function of the Television Channel: Augmentation and Identity (Catherine Johnson) 15. The Mouse House of Cards: Disney Tween Stars and Questions of Institutional Authorship (Lindsay Hogan) 16. Transmedia Architectures of Creation: An Interview with Ivan Askwith (Jonathan Gray) 17. Dubbing the Noise: Square Enix and Corporate Creation of Videogames (Mia Consalvo) IV. Expanding Authorship 18. Authorship Below-The-Line (John T. Caldwell) 19. Production Design and the Invisible Arts of Seeing (David Brisbin) 20. Scoring Authorship: An Interview with Bear McCreary (Derek Johnson) 21. Bowdown to Your New God: Misha Collins and Decentered Authorship in the Digital Age (Louisa Stein) 22. Collaboration and Co-Creation in Networked Environments: An Interview with Molly Wright Steenson (Megan Sapnar Ankerson) 23. Dawn of the Undead Author: Fanboy Auteurism and Zack Snyder's "Vision" (Suzanne Scott) V. Relocating Authorship 24. Authoring Hype in Bollywood (Aswin Punathambekar) 25. Auteurs at the Video Store (Daniel Herbert) 26. Authorship and the State: Narcocorridos in Mexico and the New Aesthetics of Nation (Hector Amaya) 27. Scripting Kinshasa's Teleserials: Reflections on Authorship, Creativity, and Ownership (Katrien Pype) 28. "We Never Do Anything Alone": An Interview on Academic Authorship with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson).
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 561 pages)
Contents: Part I. Theorizing and Historicizing Authorship --
Part II. Contesting Authorship --
Part III. Industrializing Authorship --
Part IV. Expanding Authorship --
Part V. Relocating Authorship. 1. Introduction: The Problem of Media Authorship --
Part I. Theorizing and Historicizing Authorship --
2. Authorship and the Narrative of the Self --
Introduction: Three Acts --
Act I. God --
or is it Mammon? --
is an Author --
Act II. No-One is an Author --
Act III. Everyone is an Author --
Notes --
3. The Return of the Author: Ethos and Identity Politics --
Fraught Authorship and its Ethical Implications --
Birth of the Author --
Death of the Author --
Postmodern Subjects and Why Identities Matter --
Hipster Racism and ''Other Asians'' --
''Woman's Work'' and Squaring Up --
Pseudonyms and Online Identities --
Authority and Gender in Fan Texts --
Fan Reader/Writer Interaction --
Authorial Ethos --
Notes --
4. Making Music: Copyright Law and Creative Processes --
Musical Visions: Sacralization and Changing Nineteenth-Century Conceptions of Creation --
Sacralization, Copyright Conceptions of Creativity, and the Rise of African-Based Music --
Copyright, Borrowing, and the Blues --
Conclusion --
Notes --
5. When is the Author? --
A Recent History of the Author --
Many Authors --
Incomplete Authorship --
Many Readers or Many Authors? --
Clusters of Authorship --
Cluster Flux: A Conclusion --
Notes --
6. Hidden Hands at Work: Authorship, the Intentional Flux, and the Dynamics of Collaboration --
Introduction --
The Author's Intentional Flux: A Low Altitude Theory --
Preliminary Stances: Bresson's Precompositional Commitment to Visual Austerity --
Bresson and Burel: Problems and Solutions in ''Stripping the Wires'' --
Conclusion: The Intentional Flux Model at the Intersection of Film and Media Studies --
Notes --
Part II. Contesting Authorship --
7. Participation is Magic: Collaboration, Authorial Legitimacy, and the Audience Function --
Everypony is an Author? --
From the Glue Factory to the TV Factory --
Authorship Straight from the Horse's Mouth --
Taking the Reins --
Conclusion: Horse Power --
Notes --
8. Telling Whose Stories? Re-examining Author Agency in Self-Representational Media in the Slums of Nairobi --
Self-Representational Media Production --
The Research Setting --
Levels of Analysis in Self-Representational Media Production --
Self-Representational Media Authorship --
Notes --
9. Never Ending Story: Authorship, Seriality, and the Radio Writers Guild --
Streaming Seriality as Cultural Form --
Irna Phillips and the Perils of Serial Authorship --
The Organization of Authorship --
Herding Cats --
Invisible Cats --
Defining and Defending Radio Authorship --
The Consolidation of Authorship --
Notes --
10. From Chris Chibnall to Fox: Torchwood's Marginalized Authors and Counter-Discourses of TV Authorship --
Tactical Authorship: Chris Chibnall as Showrunner ''Tenant'' --
Author Pseudonyms in Industry Counter-Discourse: Introducing Amos Crumpsall, Stone D. McFerris, and WebleyWildfoot --
The US-UK Torchwood that Wasn't: Fox as ''Evil''/''Lovely'' --
Conclusion --
Notes --
11. Comics, Creators, and Copyright: On the Ownership of Serial Narratives by Multiple Authors --
Moral Rights of Authorship --
Economic Rights of Authors --
Shaping Associations --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Part III. Industrializing Authorship --
12. "Benny Hill Theatre'': "Race, '' Commodification, and the Politics of Representation --
Situating the Burden of Representation --
The Politics of British Asian Theatre Production --
''Benny Hill Theatre'' and the Commercialization of Asian Theatre --
Authorship and Cultures of Production --
Conclusion --
Notes --
13. Cynical Authorship and the Hong Kong Studio System: Li Hanxiang and His Shaw Brothers Erotic Films --
Authorship in a Wider Spectrum --
Li Hanxiang as Model of the Cynical Author in Cinema --
Li and the Studio: Whose Authorship? --
Conclusion --
Notes --
14. The Authorial Function of the Television Channel: Augmentation and Identity --
The Tensions of Authorship in the Broadcast Era --
The Television Channel as Brand in the Cable/Satellite Era --
The Television Channel in the Digital Era --
Conclusion --
Notes --
15. The Mouse House of Cards: Disney Tween Stars and Questions of Institutional Authorship --
The (Inter)Textuality of Stars and Star Brands --
Reconciling Duff, Disney, and Dollar Signs --
Developing Disney's Authorship Strategies --
Conclusion --
Notes --
16. Transmedia Architectures of Creation: An Interview with Ivan Askwith --
17. Dubbing the Noise: Square Enix and Corporate Creation of Videogames --
Introduction --
Corporations, Globalization, Cosmopolitanism --
A Developer's Self-Development: Square Enix --
Square Enix's Cosmopolitan Disposition --
A Spectrum of Dispositions --
Conclusions --
Notes --
Part IV. Expanding Authorship --
18. Authorship Below-the-Line --
Introduction --
The Problem of Collectivity --
Legal and Contractual Constraints on BTL Authorship --
Economic Stimuli and BTL Authorial Discourses --
Material Conditions: Forces of Authorial Disorder --
Conclusion --
Notes --
19. Production Design and the Invisible Arts of Seeing --
Exploring the Black Hole --
The Author-Auteur Conundrum --
Power in the Shadows --
Virtually Real --
The Big Mash-Up --
The Story Space Ahead --
Notes --
20. Scoring Authorship: An Interview with Bear McCreary --
Notes --
21. Bowdown to Your New God: Misha Collins and Decentered Authorship in the Digital Age --
Expanding Transmedia --
Who Has the Right to Write? Authorship Made Visible --
The Collectively Authored Transmedia Star --
@mishacollins: Negotiating Power, Play, and Affect Online --
Transmedia Power Struggles --
Decentering Transmedia Authorship --
Conclusion --
Notes --
22. Collaboration and Co-Creation in Networked Environments: An Interview with Molly Wright Steenson --
Notes --
23. Dawn of the Undead Author: Fanboy Auteurism and Zack Snyder's "Vision'' --
Dawn of the Undead Author --
Constructing the Fanboy Auteur --
Watching the Watchmen: Authorial Paratexts and DVD Commentaries --
Suckerpunching the Fanboy Auteur: Critical Reception of Sucker Punch --
Conclusion (Or, What About the Fangirl Auteur?) --
Notes --
Part V. Relocating Authorship --
24. Authoring Hype in Bollywood --
''It's All About Knowing Your Audience'' --
Reimagining the Audience: A Tale of Two Mahurats --
Bollywood-izing MTV-India --
Knowing the Audience, MBA-Style --
''You Cannot Piss Off Anyone'' --
Conclusion --
Notes --
25. Auteurs at the Video Store --
Auteur Sections --
Constructing Auteurs as Process --
Video Store Auteurs --
Conclusion --
Notes --
26. Authorship and the State: Narcocorridos in Mexico and the New Aesthetics of Nation --
Thesis: Censoring Narcocorridos --
Antithesis: El Movimiento Alterado --
A Brief Synthesis by Way of Conclusion --
Notes --
27. Scripting Kinshasa's Teleserials: Reflections on Authorship, Creativity, and Ownership --
Authorship? --
(In)Stability of the Script --
Sacred Authors --
Ownership --
Creative Adaptations --
Conclusion --
Notes --
28. "We Never Do Anything Alone'': An Interview on Academic Authorship with Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson.

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Gathering together the insights of leading media scholars and practitioners, 28 original chapters map the field of authorship in a cutting-edge, multi-perspectival, and truly authoritative manner.  Read more...
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All in all, an engaging examination of the multiple dimensions of authorship in the 21st century. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. (Choice, 1 December 2013)

 
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