Beloved Consumers, Fraught Cyphers: Young People, Material Culture, and Media History

September 9, 2016 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
 
The study of young people as both profitable consumers and romanticized citizens has become increasingly pertinent in the current cultural landscape, where discussions on age-appropriate entertainment, underage corruption via online social media, and teen-targeted movie franchises permeate both America’s popular press and academic debate. This Faculty Research Colloquium sets out to explore the fraught relationship between young consumers and American mass media as it has been unfurling for the last one hundred years. As the organizer, I am thankful to all who donated their time, labor, and resources to bring this gathering to life.
 
Diana W. Anselmo
Postdoctoral Fellow in Film Studies
 

10:00 AM
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS & BREAKFAST

10:30 AM
FIRST PANEL: CHILDREN, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDIA REPRESENTATION
Pamela Wojcik (University of Notre Dame), Meghan Chandler
(Santa Monica College), and Meredith Bak (Rutgers-Camden)

2:00 PM
SECOND PANEL: FEMALE YOUTH, CONSUMER CULTURE, AND MEDIA ACTIVISM
Tyler Bickford (University of Pittsburgh), Sarah Projanksy (University of Utah), and Emilie Zaslow (Pace University)

4:15 PM
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS PRESENTATION
Clare Withers and Jeanann Haas (Hillman Library, Pitt)

5:15 PM
LIGHT RECEPTION

 

Sponsored by: The Humanities Center; Film Studies Program; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program; and The Department of English

For Questions or Concerns Contact: d-anselmo@pitt.edu 

Click here for the event flyer. A full schedule of events is available here.

 

Location and Address

501 Cathedral of Learning