Current Schedule

Over the Spring 2018 Quarter, the Mass Culture Workshop will meet on Fridays at 11:00 am in Cobb 311, unless otherwise noted.

March 30: James Leo Cahill, Associate Professor in Cinema Studies Institute and Department of French at University of Toronto

On the Plurality of Worlds: Jacques Yves Cousteau and Louis Malle’s Silent World

April 13: Tyler Schroeder, Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at University of Chicago

Public Hygiene Instruction: Producing and Circulating Films and Bodies in Interwar Germany

May 4: Nadine Chan, Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows and Collegiate Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago

Disciplining Filmic Vagrancies: Venereal Disease Propaganda and the Emergent Governance of an Unruly Medium

May 18: Tien-Tien Jong, Ph.D. student in Cinema and Media Studies at University of Chicago

Practice, Torture, and the Perfect Performance: Representations of Artistic Achievement in Whiplash and Black Swan

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 Panpan ( or Jenisha (, your 2017-2018 workshop coordinators.

We look forward to seeing you!

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