Jeremy G. Butler
I've taught film and television studies at the University of Alabama since 1980 and been a visiting professor at the University of Arizona. I've been involved with college and Public radio since 1972 and currently host "All Things Acoustic" on Alabama Public Radio. On June 1, 2020, I retired from full-time teaching and became a professor emeritus, although I plan to continue teaching in a part-time capacity. User:FloridaArmy was kind enough to create a Wikipedia article about me on September 7, 2020.
I'm the author of The Sitcom (NY: Routledge, 2019), Television Style (NY: Routledge, 2010), Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture, 5th edition (New York: Routledge, 2018; formerly titled, Television: Critical Methods and Applications) and the editor of Star Texts: Image and Performance in Film and Television (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991).
My previous encyclopedia-writing experience was for the Encyclopedia of Television.
- JerCom Radio — site to contain radio programs I've producer and hosted (specifically, All Things Acoustic and Progressions)
- The 1970s in Black & White — a gallery of black & White photographs I shot in the 1970s.
- Crappy Software blog — "so much crappy software in the world..."
- Screen-L — an email discussion group for film/TV studies. Founded Fri, 15 Mar 1991 19:42:11 CST.
- ScreenSite — a resource for film/TV students and teachers. Founded 1994.
- ScreenLex — a pronunciation guide for film/TV students.
- Shot Logger — a database of editing statistics, based on shot lengths.
- Laugh Logger — a database of laughtrack statistics, based on the interval between laughs.
- The Sitcom — the companion Website for the book, The Sitcom.
- TVCrit.com — the companion Website for the book, Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture, formerly titled Television: Critical Methods and Applications.
- Television Style — the companion Website for the book, Television Style.
- My official homepage
- I've been participating in Wikipedia since 17:36, 23 March 2005 — starting out as JButler. I didn't like that account name, because of its funky capitalization (i.e., Jbutler and jbutler don't equal JButler on Wikipedia). When I realized you could create an account name with a space in it, I switched to Jeremy Butler (27 August 2005).
Online projects graveyard
- The Telecommunication and Film Department, the University of Alabama
- ScreenTags — an archive for film/TV hashtags culled from Twitter.
- The Internet Folk Radio List — a directory of hundreds of radio programs that feature folk, acoustic, singer-songwriter, and international music.
Things to remember when wikiing
Stuff I constantly have to look up.
- List of ancestors
- Suggestions of articles that need to be created or edited:
- Wikipedia books (deprecated)
- Butler, Jeremy G. (2019). The Sitcom. New York, NY. ISBN 978-1-138-85094-1. OCLC 1124776156.
- Butler, Jeremy G. (2009). Television Style. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-96511-8. OCLC 354854342.
- Butler, Jeremy G. (2018). Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture (Fifth ed.). New York, NY. ISBN 978-1-351-72189-9. OCLC 1022790261.
- Star Texts: Image and Performance in Film and Television. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. 1991. ISBN 0-8143-2311-1. OCLC 22892712.
- Newcomb, Horace, ed. (2004). Encyclopedia of television (2nd ed.). New York: Fitzroy Dearborn. ISBN 1-57958-394-6. OCLC 54462093.