Current Schedule

Over the Autumn 2017 Quarter, the Mass Culture Workshop will meet Fridays at 11:00 am in Cobb 311, unless otherwise noted.

October 13: Donald Crafton, Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre (Emeritus), University of Notre Dame

Pentimenti: Painterly Traces in the Films of Georges Schwizgebel

A Workshop in Memory of Hannah Frank

October 20: Susan Courtney, Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of South Carolina

Vernacular Screen Forms of the American Paradox

October 30: Marissa Fenley, PhD student in English and Theater and Performance Studies

Be A Puppet: Tales of Hoffmann as a Model for Comedic Resistance Under the Trump Regime

Discussant: Tien-Tien Jong, PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Studies

The session will be co-hosted by TAPS workshop. Time and Location: Logan 801 at 4:30pm

November 3: Rick Prelinger, Archivist, Filmmaker, and Professor of Film and Digital Media, UCSC

Inconvenient Materialities

November 10: Yuqian Yan, PhD candidate in CMS and EALC

Emplacing the Ancient: the Characters and Their World

Discussant: Pao-Chen Tang (PhD Student in CMS and EALC)

The session will be co-hosted by APEA workshop. Time and Location: CEAS 319 at 3:00pm

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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