Professor Harrell’s research starts with the observations that “creating identities in the real world is an active creative act of imagination.”
What are the benefits and dangers of a confusion between the private creativity and the public career elements of a writer’s life caused by new media and a proliferation of “open channels”?
How the Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) series of comic books function as public culture, creating a platform around which groups and individuals negotiate and re-negotiate their identities.
Celia Pearce, exploring the connection of identity to virtual place and the “Uru Diaspora,” a game community from the defunct MMOG “Uru: Ages Beyond Myst”.
Tak Toyoshima explores the relationship between his preferred content (the exploration of Asian-American identity), his medium (comics), and his mode of distribution (syndication primarily through independent newspapers).
The television image and the presentation of self-identity, via two TV series in the spy genre — Alias and The Prisoner.
How images of disability are used to frame cultural narratives regarding technology.