“Remapping Cultural Studies,” a series of speakers and colloquia on cultural studies and cultural history.
Fred Turner, “From the Counterculture to the New Economy: Information Work and the Dream of Virtual
Fred Turner is Assistant Professor of Communications and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Stanford University. He is the author of From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (2006) and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (1996; Revised 2nd ed. 2001).
Thursday, November 20, 2008, 4:30 PM, HGS 211
Breakfast and roundtable discussion, Friday, November 21, 10:30 AM, HGS 105
Kathy Newman,“ ‘Burlesque with an Antenna’: Television, Postwar History and the Origin of Cultural Studies”
Kathy M. Newman is Associate Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the author of Radio Active: Advertising and Consumer Activism (2004). This talk is drawn from her second book, still in progress, titled: “Lowbrow: The Forgotten Culture of the 1950s.” Newman is also a freelance writer for such publications as Pittsburgh City Paper and California Magazine, and she received her Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale in 1997.
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 4:00 pm
Hall of Graduate Studies, room 119
Co-sponsored by American Studies