Cultural Studies, Now!
Sept 15 and 16
All talks will take place in the Humanities Center, Cathedral 601
The symposium, being held being in honor of Jane Feuer's retirement,
gathers leading figures in Cultural, Film and Media Studies
to consider the popular in an era of populism, approaches to culture in an era of media diffusion, the moving image as it moves out onto multiple screens, the status of Cultural Studies, Now.
12:00-1:00 Opening Lunch Reception
Introduction Mark Lynn Anderson
"Where is 'the Popular' in Utopian and the 'Utopian in 'the Popular'?"
Introduction Vice Provost Kathy Humphrey
"Asking Quality Questions about Television: The Changing Contours of AmericanTelevision and its Popular Ideologies"
Introduction Ron Zboray
“Kung Fu Jungles: Thinking Again about Folk Art.”
16th 9:30 Coffee
Introduction Jonathan Arac
“Omar Sy's Transnational Stardom”
Introduction Neepa Majumdar
“Hollywood by Hollywood: “A Star Is Born” (1937), Self-Reflexivity, and the Generic Continuity of the Backstudio Picture”
Introduction Randall Halle
“’We’ll always have Pittsburgh:’ Notes on the Souveränitätskitsch of ‘anti-globalism’"
Introduction Tyler Bickford
Introduction Julie Nakama
“Nostalgic Off-Modernism on the Hallmark Channels”
Location and Address
602 Cathedral of Learning