Today’s cuppa: Inukshuk blueberry icewine tea (sort of like a blueberry muffin you can drink)
This dropped into my e-mail inbox today. I checked with USC and was told that that all the events listed are open to the public, but feature open seating, so anyone wanting to attend should arrive early. Events are free, but it will cost $8 to park on campus.
In the spring of 2007, I attended a fascinating and informative panel discussion held at the Museum of Television and Radio (now called the Paley Center for Media). Entitled "Arab and Muslim Characters in Prime Time TV: The View From Hollywood," Two of the panelists, Howard Gordon of "24" and Kamram Pasha of "Sleeper Cell," are also at the USC event. Click here for the original story.
So, if you’re in the L.A. area, these might be worth attending.
Annenberg Auditorium, 3502 Watt Way #G26, Los Angeles
aftermath. Can television narratives influence or frame audience perceptions of good and evil, right and wrong? Did Sleeper Cell help to
justify abrogations of civil rights? Has 24 inured us to torture? Does Battlestar Galactica succeed in showing us that "we" could
be "them"? Panelists Howard Gordon (Executive Producer, 24, Dalia Hashad (Director, Amnesty International’s USA Program focusing on Domestic
Human Rights), Ronald D. Moore (Executive Producer, Battlestar Galactica), and Kamran Pasha (Writer, Sleeper Cell) join moderator
Anthea Butler, (Visiting Professor, Harvard Divinity School).
Annenberg Auditorium, 3502 Watt Way
#G26, Los Angeles
and how 9/11 affected American ideas about individual and corporate evil as evidenced on television shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Oz,
and The Shield. Joining moderator James K. Lee (Professor, UC Santa Barbara) are Tom Fontana (Executive Producer, Homicide
and Oz), Amy Hollywood (Harvard Divinity School) and Wendell Pierce (Actor, The Wire).
Annenberg Knight Chair in Media and Religion; USC Center for Diversity and Democracy; USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture; USC Davis
School of Gerontology; Food for Thought; USC Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies; Kairos Church @ USC; Louchheim School of Judaic Studies;
Religion, Identity, and Global Governance Project; USC Catholic Center; USC School of Religion; and USC Visual Studies Graduate Certificate
Small Screen/Big Picture:
On September 11-12, the Knight Chair in Media
and Religion will hold a two-day conference on television and lived religion. Participants will examine how spirituality, ethics and religion are
embedded, embodied, and emplotted in series such as The O.C., House, and Heroes. Panels will focus on gender, lived religion, HBO,
spirituality and race and gender.
Florida), John Caldwell (UCLA), Craig Detweiler (Co-director of Fuller Seminary Brehm Center Reel Spirituality
Institute), Heather Hendershot (Queens College, Editor of Cinema Journal), Curtis Marez (USC, Editor of American
Quarterly); Horace Newcomb (Lambdin Kay Chair for the Peabody Awards, University of Georgia), and Adele
Reinhartz (University of Ottawa).
If you are reading this in plain text format, details can be found on our website at http://uscmediareligion.org.