Leah Shafer’s recent publications include: “ ‘Tik Tok on the Clock but the Party Don’t Stop No:’ Parodic Military Dance Videos on YouTube” forthcoming in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the War Film (2013 ;“Extreme Searching: Multi-Modal Media Research” (co-authored with Lisa Patti) in Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy; Review of Hilary Radner’s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture in Cinema Journal (2013). She has given talks at Shimer College, “Constructing a Feminist Open Space Documentary” (2013) bNational Association for Media Literacy Education (2013)Media Literacy Smackdown: “Splashtop in the Classroom”Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (2013) Scholarly Social Media Workshop “Social Media Turn Ons”. She received a Mellon Digital Pedagogy Grant for creation of born digital textbook for MDSC 100.
Lester Friedman has completed or is completing the following texts: An Introduction to Film Genres: History, Themes, and Iconography (W.W. Norton and Company, projected publication Fall 2013); “Munich: A Case History in Controversy and Commemorization.” Essay in A Companion to Steven Spielberg. Ed. Nigel Morris. Blackwell Publishers (forthcoming, Spring 2014)); (co-editor). Health Care and Humanities Reader. Rutgers University Press (projected publication Fall 2013);with Kavey, Allison. Frankenstein in the Popular Imagination. Rutgers University Press (projected publication Fall 2014);with Notbohm, Brent. Conversations with Filmmakers: Steven Spielberg (2nd Edition), University. of Mississippi Press (2nd edition forthcoming 2015). The article, "Oscars 2013 and Spielberg: The storyteller is part of our cultural DNA." Cover Story.was published in the Christian Science Monitor. (March 2013) http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Arts/2013/0223/Oscars-2013-and-Spielberg-The-storyteller-is-part-of-our-cultural-DNA?nav=topic-tag_topic_page-storyList.