November 6 – Ramona Curry (Joint Workshop with Art and Politics of East Asia)

Please join us for a joint session of Mass Culture Workshop and the workshop for Art and Politics of East Asia on Friday, November 6 at 10:30 AM in Cobb 311. We will be welcoming Ramona Curry, Associate Professor of English, Media and Cinema Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; she will discuss a section of “Pioneering Figures in Chinese Film in Los Angeles, 1918-1934,” a chapter from her book in progress, Trading in Cultural Spaces: How Chinese Film Came to America.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with a Film Studies Center event. A Trip Through China will be screened in Logan 201 on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 PM. This screening has been curated by Pao-Chen Tang, Ph.D. student in Cinema and Media Studies; Yuqian Yan, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies; and Zhang Ling, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies as part of the Film Studies Center’s Graduate Student Curatorial Program. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies. This screening will include live piano accompaniment by Anthony Cheung and Lu Wang, and will conclude with a round table discussion featuring Prof. Curry. Please find full details for this event here.

Refreshments will be provided at the workshop.

Prof. Curry’s paper is available for download here, along with supplementary readings from her book in progress.

Please email one of the coordinators for the password: taschroeder [at] or noa [at]

For upcoming Mass Culture workshops and events, view our full Fall schedule here.

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Tyler Schroeder at taschroeder [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Noa Merkin at noa [at] gmail [dot] com**

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