The Beaverbrook Fund for Media@McGill is pleased to present a public lecture by Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar, Vanessa Schwartz. Prof. Schwartz’s lecture is on 14 October, 5h30pm, Thomson House (map), McGill University. The lecture is a collaborative event between Media@McGill and the AHCS lecture series.
In collaboration with the Center for Research on Intermediality, based at the Université de Montréal, Media@McGill is proud to host this international conference, which represents the first major scholarly event on media and cities in Canadian history.
"Media scholars have always noted the strong connection between the growth of cities and the growth of media. In Canada, despite our vast distances, most people live in large metropolitan areas and their experience of most media is as urban dwellers. This conference will draw on the rich traditions of media scholarship and urban studies which have developed in Canada, Europe and the Americas. It will examine everything from the status of airports as information hubs to the ways in which films capture the complexities of city life." says Media@McGill's William Straw.
The Intermedial City is an event which questions the notion of urbanity in today’s multiple mediations, as described by the CRI,
Media@McGill is pleased to present "Culture on Mondays", an occasional series of lectures on popular media.
Join us for the first lecture in the series: From Highbrow Comics to Lowbrow Art: The Shifting Contexts of the Comics Art Object By Dr. Bart Beaty, University of Calgary. This is a public event.
22 September, 5:30-7:30 pm. Beaverbrook Seminar Room (230), 840 Dr. Penfield (Ferrier Building), McGill Campus
Using as a starting point the example of a vinyl doll depicting Gary Panter's comic book character "Jimbo", this paper examines the myriad intersections of the art world, the comics world and the world of vinyl toys to problematize presumed hierarchies of cultural value.
Media@McGill guest Dr. Barbara Thomass will give a talk on Wednesday, 17 September at 5:30pm under the title ‘Europe – An economic giant and a democratic dwarf? The logic of European policy processes and the obstinacy of the media as a frame for development of European public sphere(s)’. This public event will take place in the Beaverbrook Seminar Room (room 230) of the Ferrier Building, 840 Dr. Penfield, McGill Campus.
Barbara Thomass is Professor for International Comparison of Media Systems at the Institute for Media Studies, University of Bochum, Germany. Her main fields of interests are media systems in Eastern and Western Europe, broadcasting policies, media and journalism ethics. Thomass is a member of the broadcasting council of the ZDF, the national public service broadcaster in Germany.
As Acting Director of Media@McGill for the Fall semester, I am happy to welcome you back for the new academic year. Once again, we have a rich and varied program of activities planned for the coming months. Media@McGill wishes Marc Raboy luck on his well-deserved sabbatical leave.
In October, M@M will host a conference on the Intermedial City. This international event is being organized in association with the Centre de recherche sur l'intermédialité, a research group bringing together media scholars from McGill, the Université de Montréal, Concordia and other institutions. This conference will deal with the ways in which modern cities have taken shape as media environments.