Penn talks: Shiel and Mulvey

Upcoming talks, courtesy Penn's Cinema Studies program, this week and the following month:
Mark Shiel
"Mapping Early Hollywood"

A talk about the geography and architecture of the early film studios
in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 pm
401 Fisher Bennett-Hall
3440 Walnut Street
University of Pennsylvania

Laura Mulvey

Discussion on Death 24x a Second

Wednesday, March 26, 2:00 pm
244 Fisher Bennett-Hall
3440 Walnut Street

Lecture on City Girls, Flappers, and Feminist Film Theory

Monday, March 31, 5:30 pm
Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street


Fourth Annual Film and Pedagogy Colloquium

Laura Mulvey on Teaching Formal Film Analysis
William Boddy on Teaching Television Studies

Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 pm
401 Fisher Bennett-Hall
3440 Walnut Street

Dana Polan
"The Role of Genre in Television Studies: The Case of the Cooking Show"

Using the example of Julia Child's THE FRENCH CHEF TV show from the 1960s, this presentation will examine the role of genre in television and in television studies. We will address such questions as: Does "food TV" constitute a genre or set of genres? What is its place within a popular pedagogy of "do-it-yourself" shows? How does the evolution of food TV speak to changes in gender relations in America? What does the spectacle of food on the TV screen say about leisure culture and its history? The presentation sets out to examine the evolution of "food TV" and its implications for both television history in particular and U. S. cultural history and everyday life more generally

Thursday, April 10, 10:30 am
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street
Plenty more, including other Mulvey events, so check out the CinemaStudies homepage.

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