ABIGAIL DE KOSNIK
ABIGAIL DE KOSNIK, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Comparative Literary Studies, Northwestern University. Abigail De Kosnik has two books forthcoming: The Survival of Soap Opera: Strategies for a New Media Era (essay collection, co-edited with Sam Ford and C. Lee Harrington) from the University Press of Mississippi and Illegitimate Media: Minority Discourse and the Censorship of Digital Remix Culture from the University of Georgia Press. She testified in May 2009 before the U.S. Copyright Office at their hearings regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, in favor of an exemption to the DMCA’s ban on the circumvention of digital copyright technologies that would allow non-Film Studies college professors to rip DVDs for the purpose of screening clips of film and television in their courses. She is organizing a conference (currently scheduled for February 2010) on Open Source and the Humanities, sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. In the 2008-09 academic year, she brought two prominent digital culture scholars to campus: Professor Marc Crépon of the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, and Henry Lowood, Curator of for History of Science & Technology at Stanford University. In summer 2009, her short essay, “Should Fan Fiction Be Free?” will appear in Cinema Journal.
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