Renowned Television Scholar
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 4:30pm to Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
We are delighted to welcome Professor Jeremy Butler (University of Alabama) author of Television Style (2010), the textbook Television: Critical Methods and Applications(now in its fourth edition), and articles on Mad Men, ER, Roseanne, Miami Vice, Imitation of Life, soap opera, the sitcom, and other topics in journals such as Cinema Journal, Journal of Film and Video, and Screen. He has also pioneered methods of digital and statistical analysis through the Shot Logger application.
On Thursday, Feb. 2 at 4:30 pm in McMaster 214 Professor Butler will give a public talk entitled "The Rhythms of TV Comedy: New Methods for Analyzing the Sitcom."
On Friday, Feb. 3 from 10 am to noon in the SCPC Conference Room, Hollings Library he will join a conversation about digital humanities work in film and media studies and demo the Shot Logger tool as an example. What can speech and image processing help us learn about media history? How do new technologies and methods change they way we interact with, archive, and study sound and image? Why is colaborative research difficult and how can be made easier?
Please join us for these free events.
Professor Butler's visit is made possible by the SEC Travel Grant program and is co-sponsored by the Center for Digital Humanities and FIlm and Media Studies.