Current Schedule

Over the Spring 2019 Quarter, the Mass Culture Workshop will meet on Fridays at 11:00 am in Cobb 311, unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 4: Racquel Gates, Assistant Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York
“Beyond the Sunken Place: The Limits of Representation in Black Film and Media Studies”
Foster 103; 1:00-2:30pm

April 26: James Hodge, Assistant Professor of English and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
“The Subject of Always-On Computing”

May 3: Will Carroll, PhD Candidate in Cinema & Media Studies and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
“The Unexpected Encounter of Two Parallel Lines: Urban Space in the Films of Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai”

May 10: Rochona Majumdar, Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies and South Asian Languages and Civilizations
“Ritwik Ghatak’s Literary Genealogy”

May 24: Matt Hubbell, PhD Candidate in Cinema & Media Studies, University of Chicago
“Spontaneity and Form: Political Action, Acting, and the Stakes of Improvisation After 1968”

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 Gary ( or Cooper (, your 2018-2019 workshop coordinators.

We look forward to seeing you!

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