Ellen Seiter

Ellen Seiter is Professor of Critical Studies and Steven K. Nenno Chair of Television Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. She hold an M.F.A. in filmmaking and a Ph.D. in Radio-TV-Film from Northwestern University, where Chuck Kleinhans directed her dissertation on screen melodrama. And Julia Lesage taught her things about feminism and pedagogy that she still uses in her teaching, thirty years later. Her books include The Internet Playground: Children’s Entertainment, Access and Mis-Education (New York: Peter Lang, 2005), Television and New Media Audiences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999) and Sold Separately: Children and Parents in Consumer Culture, (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1993). Her new book on copyright and trademark for filmmakers and media artists is forthcoming from Yale in Spring 2012. Much of her work is downloadable at http://ellenseiter.net.

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