Jason Mittell is Professor of American Studies and Film & Media Culture at Middlebury College. I am the author of Genre and Television: From Cop Shows to Cartoons in American Culture (Routledge, 2004), and Television and American Culture (Oxford University Press, 2009). In the 2011-12 academic year, I was a Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the University of Göttingen, collaborating with the Research Unit on Popular Seriality, where I was writing my newest book project: Complex Television: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling, to be published by New York University Press and available in-process for open peer review via MediaCommons Press. I am also co-editor with Ethan Thompson of How to Watch Television (NYU Press, 2013).
My research interests include television history and criticism, media and cultural history, genre theory, narratology, animation and children’s media, videogames, digital media literacy & technological convergence. See my CV for more details, or my scholarly writings for downloadable content.