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Hendrix Professor Dr. Joshua Glick to Co-Edit The Oxford Handbook of American Documentary Media

CONWAY, Ark. (August 20, 2020) — Hendrix College film and media studies professor Dr. Joshua Glick recently signed a contract with Oxford University Press to co-edit The Oxford Handbook of American Documentary Media with Dr. Patricia Aufderheide of American University.  

Never has the audience for documentaries been so large or their place in contemporary popular culture more widely discussed. The Oxford Handbook of American Documentary Media combines the interests and expertise of the project’s two editors. Glick teaches and writes widely on film, TV, and emerging media formations. His book, Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History (University of California Press, 2018) was recently selected as a finalist for the Richard Wall Memorial Award. Aufderheide is one of the leading experts on copyright and communication policy in the world. She also founded the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University.  

“I’m incredibly honored and grateful for the opportunity to work with Oxford University Press on a project that pushes the study of documentary in new directions. It will be a thrill to bring scholars and practitioners into dialogue around the craft, aesthetics, and ethics of nonfiction media,” said Glick. “I look forward to drawing on this volume for my new courses and public humanities projects at Hendrix.” 

About the Book 

This interdisciplinary volume brings together over 30 scholars from a range of fields to explore documentary media as a form of progressive advocacy, education, and artistic expression. Individual essays will examine how documentary shapes and is shaped by the economic, political, and cultural context in which it is produced.  

The project will also feature a wide breadth of professionals working in the field. Including the perspective of producers, archivists, grant funders, and film festival programmers will shed light on how documentary media has changed along with initiatives to make the landscape more inclusive and diverse.  

The project promises to generate new ways of thinking about the social uses of documentary and its contested place within our democracy. 

From Oxford University Press 

Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research.  

About Hendrix College 

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit