About dkompare

DK portrait 2.8.16I’m Derek Kompare, Chair and Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, where I teach courses on media history and industries, media globalization, film and television genres, comics, and video games. My research is primarily concerned with how media institutions, forms, genres, and aesthetics develop in particular historical periods. While I consider myself a historian, I am very much engaged with the ongoing changes in media. The present and future (and the ways in which we express them) have significant connections with the past, and I’d like to continue probing those connections.

I have published scholarly articles and two books–Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television (Routledge, 2005), and CSI (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)–on topics ranging from the history of off-network syndication to the documentary legacy of contemporary reality television. I’m also co-editor, with Derek Johnson and Avi Santo of the collection Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries (NYU Press, 2014). I’m currently researching, writing, and presenting about the fate of older media formats in the digital era.

Contact Information:

Derek Kompare
Film and Media Arts
Meadows School of the Arts
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750113
Dallas, TX 75275

Twitter: @d_kompare

Medium: https://medium.com/@dkompare

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