Current Schedule

Over the Spring 2017 Quarter, the Mass Culture Workshop will meet Fridays from 10:30-12:30 pm in Cobb 311, unless otherwise noted.

March 31: James Rosenow, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
How to: Be Avant-Garde in the Thirties

April 21: Keynote Address of the Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Student Conference
Dr. Elisabeth Anker, Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
The Pussy Grab: Melodramatic Politics and the Revival of Sovereignty
Logan 201, Time TBD

April 28: Clint Froehlich, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Audio-Visual Historiography of the Cinema

May 12: Jordan Schonig, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Cinema’s Motion Forms: Inscribed Motion and the Problems of Film Theory (Dissertation Introduction)

May 26: Nicole Morse, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Selfie Aesthetics: Doubling

June 2: Matthew Hubbell, PhD Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies
Acting After the New Wave: The Political Aesthetics of Performance in France 1968-1981

June 9: Dr. Takuya Tsunoda, Lecturer, Department of Cinema and Media Studies
Radical or Clinical: On Political Modernism and the Ontogeny of Cinema

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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