May 26th, 2017 – Nicole Erin Morse

Please join us on Friday, May 26th at 10:30AM in Cobb 311 for the fourth Spring Quarter meeting of the Mass Culture Workshop. This week we’re excited to welcome Nicole Morse, PhD Candidate in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. Nicole will be presenting a chapter of their dissertation on selfie aesthetics, titled “Because of You, I Know that I Exist”: Doubling in Selfie Aesthetics.”

Nicole’s paper is available for download here.

Please email either Katerina Korola [] or Dave Burnham [] for the password.

Refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Your coordinators,

Katerina Korola and Dave Burnham


Because of You, I Know that I Exist”: Doubling in Selfie Aesthetics.

This chapter section analyzes doubling as an aesthetic strategy in Claude Cahun’s “self portraits” and argues that doubling is an important aesthetic strategy in selfies, through close readings of selfies by Reina Gossett and Vivek Shraya.

Nicole Erin Morse is a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies, writing a dissertation on selfie aesthetics. Nicole’s research on gender and race in porn, reality television, and art television has been published in Porn Studies, Feminist Media Studies, and Jump Cut.

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