In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are tuning into television (across streaming platforms, web series, and of course also pay, cable, and network TV) for news and information, comfort and company, narrative pleasure and imaginative stimulation—though also often getting misinformation, alienation, or discouragement. How is TV working, producing ways of seeing, knowing, living, and feeling during this pandemic, and what are the implications of that? How are we thinking through television in these unthinkable times? Lynne Joyrich will take up these questions with some opening remarks, then open up to a group discussion.
Lynne Joyrich is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective. She is the author of Re-viewing Reception: Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture and of articles on film, TV, and gender & sexuality studies that have appeared in such journals as Cinema Journal, Critical Inquiry, differences, and Journal of Visual Culture and such books as Logics of Television; New Media, Old Media; Queer TV; Mad Men, Mad World; and Unwatchable.
May 27, 2020 | 12:15 PM
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Film + Digital Media
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