Michael Newman

Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, McGill University

Areas of Research and Teaching

American cinema
Video games
Media history, theory, and criticism.
Media studies

Selected Publications

Newman, Michael Z. Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America. MIT Press, 2017.

Newman, Michael Z. “Quality TV as Liberal TV.” Western Humanities Alliance journal 70.3 Ed. Liu, Catherine. (2016).

Newman, Michael Z. “Say Pulp Fiction One More Goddamn Time: Quotation Culture and an Internet-Age Classic.” New Review of Film and Television Studies. (2014).

Newman, Michael Z. Video Revolutions: On the History of a Medium. Columbia University Press, 2014.

Newman, Michael Z. “Free TV: File-Sharing and the Value of Television.” Television & New Media 13.6 (2012): 463-479.

Newman, Michael Z. Indie: An American Film Culture. Columbia University Press, 2011: 304 pages.

Newman, Michael Z., and Levine, Elana. Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status. Routledge, 2011.

Newman, Michael Z. “New Media, Young Audiences, and Discourses of Attention: From Sesame Street to ‘Snack Culture’.” Media Culture & Society 32.4 (2010): 581-596.

Newman, Michael Z. “Indie Culture: In Pursuit of the Authentic Autonomous Alternative.”Cinema Journal 48.3 (2009): 16-34.