Please use the following link to register for the symposium by April 5th:

Graduate student symposium participants working with presenters during the morning sessions and general audience members for the afternoon presentations should register. There is no charge to register.

Thursday April 11, 2013

Graduate Student Social. An informal gathering for graduate students from UGA and visiting schools to socialize prior to Friday’s formal events.
Venue: Blue Sky Bar located above 247 E. Broad Street in downtown Athens
Time: 7:00p.m.

Morning Events – Friday, April 12, 2013
Venue: Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication Building (120 Hooper Street)

9:15am – Breakfast available, Drewry Room (2nd Floor)

9:30am – Welcome Remarks

9:45am – Concurrent sessions I

Group A – 2-on-1’s with visiting scholars

Drewry Conference Room 1, Visiting Scholar: Jeff Jones (Old Dominion). Graduate Students: James Carviou (U. of Iowa) “Television Testosterone: Men, Masculinity, and Twitter” and Michael Wayne (U. of Virginia) “Reception, Resistance, and Legitimation in the Post-Network Era: Reconsidering Critics as Culturally Elite Audiences”

Drewry Conference Room 2, Visiting Scholar: Thomas Schatz (U. of Texas-Austin). Graduate Students: Charlotte Howell (Georgia State), “Atlanta’s ‘The American Music Show’: A Case Study in Early Public Access Television Production” and Nicholas Benson (Old Dominion) “Re-imagining The Grid: Generation Discourse Within TRON’s Production Culture”

Yarborough Lab, Visiting Scholar: Alisa Perren (Georgia State). Graduate Students: Stefania Marghitu (University College London) “Women Showrunners in the Second Golden Age of Television: Industry Contexts and the Representation of Gender and Sexuality” and Evan Kropp (U. of Georgia) “Viewer Empowerment as an Influence on Production”

Group B – Research Workshop

Grady College , Room 205. Visiting scholars: Amanda Lotz (U. of Michigan), David Thorburn, (MIT) James Hay (U. of Illinois-Urbana Champaign).  Graduate Students:Valerie Pollock (Georgia State), Andrew Zolides (UW-Madison), Jessie Brown (York University), Simone Becque (Southern Illinois University), Clare Cannon (Tulane)Luke Stadel (Northwestern University)

10:35am – Break

10: 45 – Concurrent Sessions II

Group B – 2-on-1’s with visiting scholars

Drewry Conference Room 1, Visiting Scholar: Amanda Lotz (U. of Michigan). Graduate Students: Valerie Pollock (Georgia State) “Trouble, Trouble, Trouble’: Taylor Swift and (Re)Centering Innocence and White Femininity” and Andrew Zolides (UW-Madison) “The “Work” of Wrestling: Presentation and Representation in Semi-fictional Performance”

Drewry Conference Room 2, Visiting Scholar: David Thorburn (MIT). Graduate Students: Jessie Brown (York University) “Representations of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on Popular Television Programs” and Simone Becque (Southern Illinois University) “Finding a Way Back to the Enchanted Forest: Storytelling and Collective Memory in “Once Upon a Time”

Yarborough Lab, Visiting Scholar: James Hay (U. of Illinois-Urbana Champaign). Graduate Students: Clare Cannon (Tulane) “Three theoretical approaches of Television Studies scholars to manufacturing and recycling” and Luke Stadel (Northwestern University) “Two-Way TV”

Group A – Research Workshop

Grady College, Room 205. Visiting Scholars: Jeff Jones (Old Dominion), Thomas Schatz (U. of Texas-Austin), Alisa Perren (Georgia State). Graduate Students:  James Carviou (U. of Iowa), Michael Wayne (U. of Virginia), Charlotte Howell (Georgia State)Nicholas Benson (Old Dominion), Stefania Marghitu (University College London), Evan Kropp (U. of Georgia)

11:40am – Morning Session Concluding Remarks, Drewry Room

11:45 – Lunch, Boxed lunches served in the Peabody Suite, 3rd Floor, Grady College

1 pm – 2 pm – Optional tour of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives/Peabody Collection, Special Collections Library

Afternoon Events – Friday, April 12, 2013

Venue: Special Collections Library, UGA, Room 271

2:30pm-2:45pm – Welcome remarks. Dr. Jay Hamilton, University of Georgia

2:45pm-3:30pm – Symposium

“The Cumulative Narrative of the Cumulative Narrative in Television Studies,” Dr. Amanda Lotz, University of Michigan

“Revisiting the Contradictions of the Birth of TV Studies—And Why That is Worth Doing Now,” Dr. James Hay, University of Illinois-Urbana

“Unstable Platforms: TV in the Digital Age,” Dr. David Thorburn, MIT

3:30pm-3:45pm – Break

3:45pm – 4:30pm –Symposium 

“Producer’s Medium to Producer’s Media: The Showrunner’s Shifting Authority in the Convergent Era,” Dr. Alisa Perren, Georgia State University

“Never the Twain Shall Meet: Film Studies, TV Studies, and the Nagging Issue of Authorship,” Dr. Tom Schatz, University of Texas-Austin

“Politics and/of the Cultural Forum,” Dr. Jeff Jones, Old Dominion University

4:30pm-5:00pm –Closing comments by Dr. Horace Newcomb; symposium closing

5:00pm-6:30pm – Reception

(Venue: Special Collections Library, UGA, room and hallway adjacent to the Walter J. Brown Media Archives/Peabody Collection)


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