Liz Medendorp
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Liz Medendorp is an English instructor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as well as an adjunct 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.

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Ratatat's Intuitive Creative Process: "It Just Feels Right" | 19 Oct 2015 // 10:00 PM

When you're a duo of instrumental guitar beatsmiths who start headlining festivals in Poland, you know you're on to something good. Even more amazing though? How Ratatat's new album features the band's first-ever cover song (and the story behind it).


'Fresh Off the Boat' Embraces the Humor of Clashing Cultures | 24 Nov 2015 // 8:10 PM

The unfamiliar can be frightening, but the Huang family deals with cultural difference by taking the confusing and making it amusing in a highly relatable way.

Gotham: Season 2, Episode 9 - "A Bitter Pill to Swallow" | 23 Nov 2015 // 3:45 AM

Returning to a characteristically meandering, unfocused plot, this week's Gotham is at least punctuated by the promise of a fiendish friendship.


Wasting Away in the Winter Hiatus | 11 Jan 2013 // 1:00 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 | 12 Dec 2012 // 11:00 PM

I hate procedurals, but I love Bones. The compelling characters keep the audience engaged despite the formulaic format, but some episodes fall flat.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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