Michael Newman

 Bolton Hall 572

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

Courses Taught

JAMS 101 — Introduction to Mass Media
JAMS 262 — Principles of Media Studies
JAMS 562 — Media Studies and Culture
JAMS 660 — Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Media Studies – New Media History
JAMS 855 — Topics in New Media – Old Media as New Media
JAMS 855 — Topics in New Media – What is the Internet?
JAMS 855 — Topics in New Media – Children and New Media
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: Indie Culture
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: New Media
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: Video Games

Research Interests

American cinema, television, and video games; media history, theory, and criticism.

Teaching Areas

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