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Derek Kompare
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Derek Kompare is a former Board Member. This page is for archival purposes only; therefore, his bio may not be current.

Member, Board of Directors, 2016-2019


Biography: Derek Kompare is Associate Professor and Chair of Film and Media Arts in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Derek joined the SMU FILM faculty in 2004, and has taught courses on media history, media theory, media industries, film and television genres, comics, video games, and fan cultures.


Division of Film and Media Arts
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750113
Dallas TX 75275-0113

Office phone: (214) 768-1961

Twitter: @d_kompare



PhD, Media and Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin Madison (1999)
MA, Telecommunications, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994)
BA, Media Arts, University of Arizona (1990)

Research Interests:
How media formats, systems, and cultures age and are migrated to subsequent media forms and technologies; how public and private media policies and practices affect media textuality and cultural history; media archaeology; media pedagogy and curricular development

Selected publications:

Making Media Work: Cultures of Management in the Entertainment Industries (co-edited with Derek Johnson and Avi Santo), NYU Press, 2014

CSI, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television, Routledge, 2005

“Landmark Television: The Twilight Zone,” in Jason Mittell and Ethan Thompson, eds., How To Watch Television (New York: NYU Press, 2013) 299-307.

“More ‘Moments of Television’: Online Cult Television Authorship,” in Michael Kackman et al, eds., Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence (New York: Routledge, 2011) 95-113.

“Reruns 2.0: Revising Repetition for Multi-Platform Television Distribution,” Journal of Popular Film and Television 38:2 (2010) 79-83.

 “The Benefits of Banality: Syndication in the Post-Network Era,” in Amanda D. Lotz, ed., Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (New York: Routledge, 2009) 55-74.

“Publishing Flow: DVD Box Sets and the Reconception of Television,” Television and New Media 7:4 (2006) 335-60.

Other activities:

Editorial board member, Transformative Works and Cultures
Member, SCMS Conference program committee, 2006 and 2011
Runner-up, SCMS Katherine Singer Kovács book award, 2006 (for Rerun Nation)
Member, SCMS Katherine Singer Kovács book award committee, 2013
Chair, SCMS Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship award committee, 2014
Chair, Television Studies SIG, 2002-04
Member, Console-ing Passions Dublin program committee, 2015


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