CMC Research Brownbag presents Prof. Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza, MA.

Paul Atienza - Brownbag Announcements copyProf. Atienza will discuss “The Promise of Intimacy: Gay Filipinos on Mobile Phone Apps in Manila and Los Angeles” on 29 March 2017 at 4:30 pm at the UP CMC Auditorium

Paul Michael (Mike) Leonardo Atienza, M.A., is a doctoral candidate in the department of anthropology with a graduate certificate in gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Urbana-Champaign, he worked for many years as an academic advisor at the University of California, Riverside and served in leadership roles for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Student Academic Affairs Office, the program in Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, and Performance, and the UCR LGBITQ community. In addition to his digital media research, Mike performs with the U.S.-based Indonesian keroncong ensemble, Orkes Pantai Barat, and collaborates with drag performance artist Aloha Tolentino. He received his MA in Southeast Asian Studies (2010) and BA degrees in music and English (2002) from the University of California, Riverside.

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CFP: Plaridel Special Issue on Fan Cultures and Cinephilia in Southeast Asian Transmedia Contexts

Responding to the shifting focus from audiences as consumers to their role as cultural producers aided by various technological developments, fan studies have gained significant attention as a sub-field in media and film studies in the early 1990s. Despite extensive […]

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Call for Papers Extended to Nov. 18: Special Issue on Cinema and the Archives in Southeast Asia

Despite the long established presence of cinema in Southeast Asia, initiatives to institutionalize film archiving in the region began only in the 1970s and most of the major activities in realizing the creation of viable archives gathered momentum only quite […]

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Call for Papers: Plaridel Journal special issue on “Communicating Health, Wellness, and Leisure.”

Plaridel Journal special issue on “Communicating Health, Wellness, and Leisure.”
Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, published by University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication since 2004, invites scholars from various disciplines to submit original researches for its special […]

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Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, published by University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication since 2004, invites scholars in the Humanities and the Social Sciences to submit original researches on communication, media, and society in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and Asia. Plaridel accepts papers and reviews all year-round outside of special theme issues.

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CMC Brownbag presents Prof. Christine Cox

CMC Brownbag presents Prof. Christine CoxDigital Vigilantes: Online Shaming and Surveillance Culture in Top Gear Philippines’ Facebook Page
1:00 – 2:30 pm, April 26, 2016 at the CMC Auditorium

A franchise of the highly popular motoring magazine based in the United Kingdom, Top Gear Philippines (TGP) is the number one source when it comes to two or more-wheeled vehicles. Launched in September 2004, the TGP Facebook page aimed to complement the motoring reviews and stories from the magazine, and provide an online venue for its avid followers. The page has since then evolved into a ‘Sumbungan Ng Bayan‘ where ‘errant parking maneuvers and wayward traffic enforcers get a dose of Social Media Flogging’ (Gonzalez, 2014). Ordinary citizens can post photos of motorists who park illegally or foolishly, upload road rage videos or rant about run-ins with the law and corrupt government practices. Many of these posts have gone viral in social media, where they are fair game to commenters and trolls in the Filipino community.

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CMC Brownbag presents Ms. Jeannica Mae Rosario

CMC Brownbag presents Ms. Jeannica Mae RosarioFamily Picture: A Study on the Influence of News Media on the Voting Public’s Perceived Image of Political Dynasties in the Province of Nueva Ecija
3:00 – 4:00 pm on April 26, 2016 at the CMC Auditorium

This study aims to discover how the news media contribute to the voting public’s formation of their perceived image regarding political dynasties. Results of the study show that although the news media agenda is not the same with the voters’ perceived image of political dynasties, the news media can still influence the public’s perception of the issue through the amount of saliency it allots to political dynasty news.

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Submission of papers for publication consideration to the Plaridel Journal Special Issue is extended to 16 January 2015.

The unprecedented success of Japanese and Korean horror on international markets in the early 2000s increased the demand for the genre from the region, but also set a new standard against which these productions were judged. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception of (the problematically labeled but widely accepted category) “Asian Horror” by commentators and the global fan community, Southeast Asian national cinemas began to revitalize their local horror genres, and distributors eventually turned to Southeast Asian horror as well.

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