Liz Medendorp is an English instructor at several institutions within the Colorado Community College System. She earned her Master's degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where her research focused on notions of success in cross-media adaptation, specifically drawing on examples from the works of Joss Whedon. She has been very active at academic conferences, presenting research on popular culture and new media studies through the lens of academic scholarship and theory. She has also published works in the areas of translation and fan studies, including a chapter in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer volume of the Fan Phenomena series from Intellect, Ltd. She is an aspiring screenwriter for both film and television.
Even Girls Like Bugs, Monsters and Other Icky Things in 'Beetlejuice' | 13 Aug 2013 // 11:10 PM
The "ghost with the most" is called back from the dead once again in this long-overdue DVD box set.
Streisand and Rogen's 'The Guilt Trip' Runs Low on Fuel | 30 Jul 2013 // 6:10 PM
Strangely endearing and mildly funny, The Guilt Trip is a charming but unexceptional film that fails to live up to its potential.
Wasting Away in the Winter Hiatus | 11 Jan 2013 // 2:00 AM
As television viewers languished with nothing new to watch over the holidays, it may be time for networks to reconsider their programming schedule.
The Bones in Every Procedural TV Show, Including 'Bones', Are the Characters Themselves | 13 Dec 2012 // 12:00 AM
I hate procedurals, but I love Bones. The compelling characters keep the audience engaged despite the formulaic format, but some episodes fall flat.