Mass Culture Workshop Fall Schedule

Greetings All!

The Mass Culture Workshop is thrilled to announce our Fall Schedule. We look forward to seeing many of you at these discussions and presentations!

Our fall program begins on Friday, October 14th from 1030am-1230pm with Cinema and Media Studies PhD candidate Jordan Schonig. Jordan will be presenting a chapter-in-progress from his dissertation, tentatively titled “Habitual Gestures: Post-War Realism, Bodily Movement, and the Problem of Agency.”

Mass Culture meets Fridays from 10:30-12:30 in Cobb 311. Below is a copy of our schedule, which is also available on our website, along with more details about many of the presentations: We will typically post papers to the website about a week in advance. You will need a password to access these papers, which will be circulated to our listserv as soon as the materials are available. If you are not signed up for the listserv, but would like to be, please follow this link.


October 14: Jordan Schonig, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Habitual Gestures: Post-War Realism, Bodily Movement, and the Problem of Agency

October 21: Will Carroll, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Meta-Cinematic Space: or, Can Cinefication Emancipate the Frame?

November 4: Mikki Kressbach, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studie
Need to Know: Found Footage Horror and Emergent Outbreaks

November 11: Priya Jaikumar, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
Between Love and Orientalism in Jean Renoir’s The River

December 2: Costas V. Nakassis, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago
Paper Title Forthcoming


We are committed to making Mass Culture an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If there is anything we can do to facilitate your participation, or if you simply have questions, please do not hesitate to email Dave ( or Katerina (, your 2016-2017 workshop coordinators.

We look forward to seeing you!

Dave and Katerina

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