Current Schedule

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

Oct. 5: Nicholas Baer, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows, University of Chicago
“Aesthetic Perfection in Film Theory and Criticism: A Brief Conceptual History”
Respondent: Dan Morgan

Oct. 19: Steven Maye, PhD Candidate in the Department of English, University of Chicago
“The Cold Cold Open: Residues of Containerization in Television Dramas after The X-Files”

Nov. 2: Jennifer Fay, Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts, Vanderbilt University
Title TBD

Nov. 16: Kara Keeling, Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago
Title TBD

Nov. 30: Liz Hopkins, PhD Candidate in the Department of Music, University of Chicago
*This session will be co-sponsored with Sound and Society.
Title TBD

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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