Current Schedule

Mass Culture Workshop meets Fridays from 10:30-12:30 pm in Cobb 311, unless otherwise noted.

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

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!

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