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The Mass Culture Workshop is a forum for recent and ongoing academic research on the historical, theoretical, and practical dimensions of modern mass (commercial, consumer, or popular) media, including cinema, television, journalism, popular music, photography, advertising, fashion, public amusements, and computer technology. While we do consider interpretive problems presented by individual works and different types of mass media, our focus rests on broader questions regarding the key role mass culture plays in the formation of contemporary public spheres. Because the scope of many forms of mass culture extends beyond the boundaries of any one discipline, the Workshop is committed to interdisciplinary work.

Unless otherwise noted, the workshop meets on alternate Fridays from 10:30am to 12:30pm in Cobb 310.

For more information, please contact the Graduate Student Coordinators:

Matt Hubbell & Mikki Kressbach

Faculty Advisors:

Richard Neer & Jennifer Wild


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