Critical Media Studies: Student Essays on THE WIRE


Mary Dalton’s communication students studied the television series, “The Wire,” in her critical media studies course in spring 2015. For their class project, each student contributed original essays on the themes and players from each of the five seasons of the series. The students’ essays were edited and compiled into a book, Critical Media Studies: Student Essays on THE WIRE, which was published in May 2015 by Library Partners Press, a digital publishing venture of Wake Forest University. Dalton and her students worked with Molly Keener to address copyright and licensing issues in preparing their manuscript, as well as other library faculty and staff to publish the book.

What will you build?

A digital map? A web exhibit? A course blog anthologized at the end of the semester? A collaboratively annotated critical edition of primary sources? Paintings or art prints digitized to support deep zoom? Or something else?

Whatever you imagine, we can build with you.

  • Digital Humanities Research Designer

    Carrie consults on the development of digitally-inflected scholarly projects. She assists faculty and faculty-student research teams in deciding the best platforms for showcasing their work and for visualizing their data. Recently Carrie has collaborated with faculty to design digital exhibits of rare materials using Omeka and has assisted with integrating technology into class projects.

  • Scholarly Communication Librarian

    Molly consults on copyright and author rights management issues for scholarly projects and products. She assists faculty in understanding their intellectual property rights as content creators, and in assessing rights and permissions when projects incorporate others’ copyrighted works.