Current Schedule

Over the Winter 2017 quarter, the Mass Culture Workshop will meet Fridays from 10:00-12:00 pm in Cobb 311, unless otherwise noted.

January 20: Shannon Tarbell, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Visual Conversation in Late Silent/Early Sound Film

January 27: Tom Gunning, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies and Art History & Travis Preston, Dean of Theater at The California Institute of the Arts
Fantomas: Revenge of the Image (A Preview)
Location TBD

February 10: Robert Bird, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Cinema and Media Studies
Title Forthcoming

February 17: Gary Kafer, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Believing is Being: The Aesthetics and Politics of Fictional Selfies in Amalia Ulman’s Instagram

March 3: Pedro Doreste, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Revolutionary Exceptions: Reception of the Godfather Films in Cuba

March 10: Matt Hubbell, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Acting After the New Wave: The Political Aesthetics of Performance in France 1968-1981

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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