Hello and welcome to my eportfolio.
My name is Ashley Elaine York. I am an alumna of The University of Arizona School of Media Arts and, currently, the inaugural Corus Entertainment PhD Fellow in Television Studies at The University of Alberta. Previously, I was an international correspondent and photojournalist in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. To browse a selection of my award-winning photographs, please select the gallery icon (the checkered box) on the upper right-hand corner of this page. Please select the middle icon (the resume paper) to subsequently “download my formatted curriculum vitae” or link to my current webpage at The University of Alberta.
My previously published articles include: “The Heroines of THE GODFATHER Saga: Kay Adams and Connie Corleone (RECORDER 41:31-35) and “From Chick Flicks to Millennial Blockbusters: Spinning Female-Driven Narratives into Franchises” (JPC 43.1:3-25 [Lead article and 2009 William E. Brigman JPC Award Winner]).
My current research examines the role that contemporary woman-centered dramas play in the effort to rebrand fledgling networks in the post-network era. I will present “Millennial ‘Female TV’: Redefining the Culture of Production in the Post-Network Era” at the Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television in April 2010 at The University of Oregon.
Please cut and paste the following addresses to link to other aspects of my portfolio. My University of Alberta profile and current curriculum vitae is available at [http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/sociology2/york.cfm]. My Linkedin profile is available at [http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/ashley-elaine-york/19/66a/399]. A printable, full-text pdf version of my Journal of Popular Culture award-winning article, “From Chick Flicks to Millennial Blockbusters: Spinning Female-Driven Narratives into Franchises,” is available at [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123265959/PDFSTART]. And, a sample photoessay of my work as an international correspondent in Ethiopia, “Visions of Africa,” is available in the June 2004 ROTARIAN magazine, on pages 18-19, of [http://books.google.com/books?id=CDMEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v%3Donepage%26q%3D%26f%3Dfalse].
Please explore my website and contact me for requests for pdf copies of my published articles, for permission to use or reproduce my copyrighted photographs or photoessays, to relay information on teaching, fellowship, or publishing opportunities in media industries, or with questions regarding my work.
I look forward to corresponding with you.