About Us

The Mass Culture Workshop is a forum for recent and ongoing academic research on the historical, theoretical, and practical dimensions of modern mass media, including cinema, television, journalism, popular music, photography, advertising, fashion, public amusements, and computer technology. While we do consider interpretive problems presented by individual works and different types of mass media, our focus rests on broader questions regarding the key role mass culture plays in the formation of contemporary public spheres. Because the scope of many forms of mass culture extends beyond the boundaries of any one discipline, the Workshop is committed to interdisciplinary work.

The workshop meets on scheduled Fridays from 11: 00am to 12:30pm in Cobb 311.

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 Sophie (sophielynch@uchicago.edu) or Tanya (tanyad@uchicago.edu), your 2019-2020 workshop coordinators.

Graduate Student Coordinators:

Sophie Lynch & Tanya Desai

Faculty Advisors:

Richard Neer & Salomé Skvirsky

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