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Date: Tue, 06 Oct 92 17:55:34 EDT
 
 
I thought the group would be interested in a forthcoming conference at MIT.
 
Popular Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Conference
Killian Hall, Building 14, MIT
160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
 
Fri. Oct. 16
8:30 a.m. Registration
 
9:15 a.m. INTRODUCTION
David Thorburn, MIT   " Appropriating the Popular"
 
9:30 a.m. Popular Resistance
Jean Franco, Columbia   "The Romance of the Popular: Depoliticizing Global
 Culture"
Marc Zimmerman, Un. of Ill.   "Latin American Popular Culture: New Modes of
Accomodation and Resistance"
 
11 a.m.  Popular Culture/ Popular Commodities
Miriam Formanek-Brunell, Wellsley College "Marketing a 'Campbell Kids' Culture:
Engendering New Kid Dolls, 1902-1914"
 
Martin Roberts, MIT
"World Music and the Global Cultural Economy"
 
Janice Radway, Duke
"Engineering the Book for the Modern 'Selling Machine': The Origins of the
Book of the Month Club."
 
12:30 LUNCH
 
3 p.m. Technology and Popular Culture
 
Henry Jenkins and Mary Fuller, MIT
Spatial Stories: Nintendo and Renaissance New World Narrative
 
 
Lynn Spigel, USC  Popular Memory and 50s Television
 
Sherry Turkle, MIT
Reconstructing the Self in Virtual Reality
 
Response: Rosalind Williams, MIT
 
4:30 Reception
 
7:30  KEYNOE SESSION
Roger Chartier, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
"From Popular Culture to Popular Cultures: A Concept Revisited"
 
Response: David Hall, Harvard Divinity School
 
Sat. Oct. 17
 
8:30 Contintental Breakfast
 
9:30 GENDER, RACE AND POPULAR CULTURE
 
Tricia Rose, Rutgers
"Technology and Orality in Rap Music"
 
Ronny Ambjornsson, Umea University "Life as a Project: The Male Radical
in Popular Culture"
 
Sandra Buckley, McGill
"Contemporary Japanese Comics and Video"
 
11:15 Discussion Groups
 
1 Folk Culture, Mass Culture, Popular Culture: Definitions and Debates
Discussion Leader: David Hall
 
2 Television Culture
Discussion Leader: John Fiske, UW-Madison
 
1 p.m. Lunch
 
2:30 p.m. Open Discussion
Summary Perspectives: Reading the Popular
Panelist: Chartier, Fiske, Franco, Radway
 
For more information, call 617-253-8150
or Write MIT Cultural Studies Project
         14N-233A
         77 Massachussetts Ave.
         Cambridge, MA 02139
 
Y'all come.
 
Henry