Media@McGill, McGill University's Department of Art History and Communication Studies, and the Crime and Media Working Group are pleased to present an international symposium on Crime, Media and Culture. This series of panel discussions, will take place on 18-19 May 2007, and will feature innovative, multidisciplinary work on crime, media and culture. Speakers will address the ways in which criminality is framed, constructed and represented in a variety of media, from detective novels through crime scene photographs. Topics to be covered include gender, race, public security, and the rise of cartographic analysis in police work. From the emergence of the “chick dick” through the growth of electronic surveillance systems, this symposium will examine the ways in which media treatments of crime work to entertain, instruct and unsettle us.
Panelists include: Andrea Braithwaite (McGill University), Jenny Burman (McGill University), Michele Byers (University of Nova Scotia), Thomas Heise (McGill University), Allan Hepburn (McGill University), Alison Jacques (McGill University), Anna Leventhal (McGill University), Graciela Martinez-Zalce (Universidad Nacional de Mexico), Jaclyn Reid (McGill University), Carrie Rentschler (McGill University), Carol Stabile (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Will Straw (McGill University), Susana Vargas Cervantes (McGill University), Aurora Wallace (New York University), and Laurel Wypkema (McGill University).
All events will be held in room W-215 Arts Building (3rd floor, west wing), McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC.
For the schedule of events, please click here
For participant bios, please click here
For additional information, please contact Anna Leventhal at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by a strategic research grant from the Beaverbrook Fund for Media@McGill. See: Crime, Media and Public Culture