Melanie E. S. Kohnen
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Melanie Kohnen received her Ph.D. at Brown University (2010) and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU. She is a media scholar, and her research examines queer visibility on TV and new media. She has taught and written on media fandom and remix culture.
- "'The Power of Geek': Fandom As Gendered Commodity at Comic-Con" Creative Industries Journal. Special Issue on Media Industries, 7.1 (2014).
- “Decoding the Industrial and Digital City: Visions of Security in Holmes’ and Sherlock’s London” with Anne Kustritz for Transmedia Sherlock, ed. Louisa Stein and Kristina Busse, McFarland 2012
- "The Adventures of a Repressed Farmboy and the Billionaire Who Loves Him: Queer Spectatorship in Smallville Fandom." Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom. Eds. Sharon Ross and Louisa Stein. McFarland, 2008.
- "AIDS, History, and Generation in Brothers & Sisters." FlowTV, 2010.
- "Tying Narrative Threads by Opening Closet Doors: Coming out on Ugly Betty." FlowTV, 2010.
- "'Fight for the Futures We Want': FlashForward, Temporality and Queer Possibilities." FlowTV, 2010.
- "Signal to Noise: The Paradoxes of History and Technology in Battlestar Galactica." FlowTV, 2008.
- Transmedia TV (Fall 2013) (https://nyu.academia.edu/MelanieESKohnen/Teaching-Documents)
- Description: In this class, we will take an in-depth look at how the production, distribution, promotion, and consumption of television has changed over the past decade. We will examine the television industry and television programming in the context of post-network television (a term that comprises, among other things, the emergence of original programming in basic and premium cable) and convergence culture (the increasing overlap of television and digital media, including DVDs, streaming video, DVRs, and the changing relationships between producers and viewers of television). Specifically, we will look at the increasing use of transmedia storytelling as part of television programming.
- Digital Media and Participatory Culture (Fall 2010), (http://lcc.gatech.edu/~mkohnen3/index_tp_syllabus_participatoryculture.html)
- Description: "In the second half of the semester, we will focus on how we use digital media to participate in culture. Our focus here will be on remixing, mash-ups, digital video production, and other forms of transforming existing media texts. We will also consider how copyright regulations impact remix cultures."