Past Event

Cultural Transactions: Across Media and Continents

December 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Zoom Webinar

The Fifth Annual MA in Film and Media Studies Conference presents papers by the class of 2023 that address questions about sending and receiving, whether messages or cultures, signals or signs, from “here to there” or the over time “from…to” one historical time to another. And considers the transmissibility of some things but not others; the translatability or untranslatability of cultural works as well as representational taboos; the circulation of or inculcation into something else. Modes of dissemination, whether distribution, broadcasting, or streaming.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, December 4, 2021

The 2nd Annual Thomas Elsaesser Memorial Lecture 

"From Netflix to iQiyi: As the World Turns, Serial Dramas in Virtual Circulation"

  • Ying Zhu, Visiting Adjunct Professor of Film, Columbia University
    • Director, Centre for Film and Moving Image Research, Academy of Film, School of Communications, Hong Kong Baptist University
    • Founder and chief editor, Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images
    • Author, Hollywood in China: Behind the Scenes of the World’s Largest Movie Market (forthcoming)

11 am – 12 pm ET

Sunday, December 5

"Virtual and Augmented Reality"

  • University of Milan Visiting faculty and PhD students

9 am – 12:30 pm ET

This event is cosponsored by the Center for Comparative Media and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. 

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