In-Reply-To: Your message of Tue, 06 Oct 92 15:21:04 -0400.
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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
David Thorburn, MIT   " Appropriating the Popular"
9:30 a.m. Popular Resistance
Jean Franco, Columbia   "The Romance of the Popular: Depoliticizing Global
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
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
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
         77 Massachussetts Ave.
         Cambridge, MA 02139
Y'all come.