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Television Textbook Now Available

Posted on Monday September 03, 2018

Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture has been revised, renamed, and updated. Plus, a new chapter by Amanda D. Lotz has been added. Television was released last month and is available for...

Chuck Kleinhans’s Syllabi

Posted on Monday September 03, 2018

I just finished writing a remembrance of my dissertation adviser, Chuck Kleinhans, which may be published in a journal for which he served on the editorial board. In going over his life and...

New Edition of “Television” Coming in February 2018

Posted on Saturday October 28, 2017

The fifth edition of Television is scheduled to be released in February 2018. A cover design has been selected, the copyediting is done, the figures have been collected, and indications are good...

New Photography Project: The 1970s in Black & White

Posted on Saturday October 28, 2017

In high school and college, I was an avid photographer; but I often could not afford to print all the images I wanted to. Consequently, I have a stack of almost 100 contact sheets containing hundreds...

New Book Project: The Sitcom

Posted on Monday December 12, 2016

The Sitcom (A Routledge Television Guidebook) will analyze the genre’s position as a major media artefact within American culture and will provide a historical overview of the genre as it has...

New Article on Statistical Analysis of Television Style

Posted on Thursday May 08, 2014

A new piece I wrote on the statistical analysis of television editing has been accepted by Cinema Journal and is forthcoming in its fall 2014 issue: Butler, Jeremy G. “Statistical Analysis of...

New Mad Men Chapter

Posted on Monday August 26, 2013

My obsession with Mad Men‘s visual style continues in Ethan Thompson and Jason Mittell’s fine new anthology: Butler, Jeremy G. “Mad Men: Visual Style.” In How to Watch Television,...

New Edition of Television Released

Posted on Wednesday January 04, 2012

Television: Critical Methods and Applications has been called the “best textbook on television available today” (Ellen Seiter, USC). Its main goal is to encourage readers to think...

Television Manuscript Completed

Posted on Monday January 10, 2011

As 2010 came to a close, I completed the manuscript for the next edition of my textbook, Television: Critical Methods and Applications and submitted it to Routledge. This should put us on schedule to...

ScreenLex Migration: videography

Posted on Tuesday October 05, 2010

This is a test of new podcasting software that we’re considering using for The old software we’d been using (Loudblog) served its purpose, but it wasn’t being updated...


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