Middlebury

Jason Mittell

Pop Culture, Television and Media
Professor of Film and Media Culture and American Studies

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Phone: work802.443.3435
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Topics he can discuss include:
  • Television history and criticism
  • Media industries and society
  • Race and gender in the media
  • New media studies and integrated technology
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About Jason Mittell

Jason Mittell's expertise is television, popular culture and media in American history and contemporary society. His research interests include television narrative, media history and criticism, media industries and society, animation and children's media, video games, and new media studies and digital technology.

He is the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (Routledge, 2004), Television and American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2010), Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (NYU Press, forthcoming), and co-editor of How to Watch Television (NYU Press, 2013), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He has been interviewed on topics such as reality television, The Wire, children and the media, video games, TiVo, cliffhangers, binge viewing, and the end of Lost.