School of the Arts Faculty

Miranda Banks

Assistant Professor (2008)

B.A. Stanford University
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
http://www.mirandabanks.tv


Miranda Banks

Dr. Banks' primary area of research is the American film and television industries, with a specific focus on creative and craft guilds and unions. She is author of The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild (Rutgers University Press, 2015). and co-editor of Production Studies: Cultural Studies of Media Industries (Routledge, 2009) and the forthcoming Production Studies, The Sequel! Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (Routledge, 2015).

Dr. Banks is a Fellow at the Emerson Engagement Lab. Her work at the Lab has focused on civic engagement and the creation and faciliation of games for civic change. Her current project, The Boda-Boda Game, is a partnership with the Red Cross in Uganda.

She has written for Television & New Media, Cinema Journal, Popular Communication, Flow, Cultural Studies, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television, as well as for the anthologies How to Watch TV(NYU Press, 2013), The Handbook of Television Studies (Sage, December 2014), Teen Television (BFI, 2004), and Garb: A Reader on Fashion and Culture (Prentice Hall, 2007).

As part of her research and teaching, she has received fellowships from the Academy of Television Arts and Science and the National Association of Television Program Executives, as well as an invitation to attend the Television Critics Association 2008 summer press tour.

She teaches classes on film and television history, media industries, production studies within the department. She also teaches courses through the Institute for Interdiciplinary Studies for both the minor in Digital Culture and the minor in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.

Contact

Office: Ansin 908

Phone: 8800

E-Mail: miranda_banks@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Top: American Popular Culture (IN123)
Top: Civic Media in Action (IN123)
Top: Coming of Age (IN123)
Top: Culture, Art & Soc Change (IN123)
Top: Literature of Photography (IN123)
Top: Behind the Scenes: Media Makers and Media Making (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Blood Rites - Explorations in Religion and Violence (IN123)
Top: Communication revolutions: Shaping your media future (IN123)
Top: Neither Angels Nor Demons (IN374)
Top: Gender, Sexuality and the American Media Industry (IN374)
Top: Ghosts of the Past, Specters of the Present (IN374)
History of Media Arts I (VM100)
History of Media Arts II (VM101)
Sem Top: Women in Film (VM402)
Sem: American Film of the 70's (VM402)
Sem: Film on the Margins (VM402)
Sem: Hitchcock (VM402)
Sem: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Sem: Queer Film & Video (VM402)
Sem: Rock & Roll & Film & TV (VM402)
Sem: Sex on Screen (VM402)
Sem: Silent Hollywood (VM402)
Sem: Sound as Fine Art (VM402)
Sem: The Western in Film & TV (VM402)
Sem: Underst. the Whedonesque (VM402)
Sem in Media Arts Topics: Short Musical Film and Video (VM402)
Sem Top: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Sem Top: Parody, Satire, and Irony: The Affect of Ambivalence and the Politics of Reference. (VM402)
Sem: Animation Histories: From Concept to Screen (VM402)
Sem: Animation Histories: From Concepts to Screen (VM402)
Sem: Film and Television in an Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Sem: Film and Television in an Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Sem: Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity (VM402)
Sem: Media Ethics and Cultural Diversity (VM402)
Sem: Media of Consumption: From Totally Cool to Totally Wired (VM402)
Sem: Parody, Satire, and Irony: The Affect of Ambivalence and the Politics of Reference (VM402)
Sem: Popularity & Profits: TV Culture (VM402)
Sem: Queer TV After Ellen Came Out (VM402)
Sem: TV Creators: Understanding the Whedonesque (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: American Film of the 1970's (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Film and Television in the Age of Anxiety (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Media Industry Studies (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Romantic and Screwball Comedy (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Sports, Media and Spectacle (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: Television Genres (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Films and Television of David Lynch (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Films and TV of David Lynch (VM402)
Seminar in Media Arts Topics: The Romantic and Screwball Comedy (VM402)
Seminar in Visual and Media Arts Topics: Media of Consumption: From Totally Cool to Totally Wired (VM402)
Top: Live on the Sunset Strip: Media Production in Los Angeles (VM402)

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