Suffering from “manopause,” underemployed and unwilling to grow up, the “other guy” has emerged as an important figure in modern media masculinity. In his new book, MCS professor Derek Burrill documents how this “new breed of man is desperately attempting to change with the times, but is often unable (or unwilling) to understand the new landscape.” Click below to find out more about Prof. Burrill’s study illuminates “how men see themselves” in the media and in everyday life.
Discussion facilitated by Setsu Shigematsu, associate professor, UC Riverside Media and Cultural Studies Department.
WHY HAS WONDER WOMAN ENDURED OVER TIME?
HOW HAVE PORTRAYALS OF FEMALE HEROINES EVOLVED?
ARE FEMALE HEROINES SEXIST OR EMPOWERING?
For a preview of the documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” navigate to: http://vimeo.com/36060144
Co-sponsors: U.C. Riverside’s Department of Media and Cultural Studies and Women’s Resource Center.
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A book edited by MCS Professor Lan Duong, along with Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, won a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2014. This prestigious list reflects the best titles reviewed by Choice in […] Read more »
UC Riverside’s ARTSblock, Department of Media and Cultural Studies, SEATriP, Queer Lab, and the Center for Art and Thought present QUEER SITES AND SOUNDS one-day symposium Thursday October 16, 2014 12 noon – 7pm Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California Image courtesy of the artist Kiam Marcelo Junio http://www.cmp.ucr.edu/Exhibition/Queer-Sites-and-Sound […] Read more »
Professor Setsu Shigematsu produced a music video with MCS alumna Ashanti McMillon and Alumnus, Al Dupont. Check it out. The video puts a positive, respectful and empowering spin on rap for kids, especially for girls. Its part of new multi-platform educational media project: www.guardianprincesses.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71cGgjs_Aqo Read more »
Erika Suderburg is a filmmaker and writer. Her areas of interest include experimental film, media arts, installation art, critical theory, activist practice(s), and queer theory. She has written on art, performance, media theory, and television and film history. Suderburg is co-editor with Michael Renov of Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices, co-editor […] Read more »
Judith Rodenbeck received her Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University in 2003 and comes to MCS after 14 years on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her first book Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings (MIT, 2011) explores the emergence of performance and intermedia in the […] Read more »
On Sunday, May 18, 2014, acclaimed actor and humanitarian Danny Glover spoke with ASU Professors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan. Thanks to everyone who came! Read more »
Photos from the 2nd Annual MCS Film Festival held at the University Village Theater, Riverside, CA on May 15, 2014. Over 200 people attended! Read more »
The Awards Ceremony took place on the UCR Campus, May 16, 2014, where students and faculty came together to celebrate with food and fun! Congratulations to all who were nominated! Read more »
The 2nd Annual MCS Student Film Festival is next week! Check out the promotional trailer here! Browse our program here: FilmFestivalProgram2 The nominations for “Best of” Categories have been announced! Nominations for FilmFestival See you at the Film Festival! Read more »
Acclaimed Actor, Producer and Humanitarian Danny Glover visits UCR as part of 3-Day MCS Film Festival! Renowned actor Danny Glover will speak about social justice and film with ASU Professors C.A. Griffith and H.L.T. Quan, co-directors of Mountains That Take Wing) Sunday, May 18, 2014 1230-330PM Riverside Convention Center, Ballroom […] Read more »
A Symposium to Celebrate Resolutions 3: Global Network of Video, Winner of Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) 2014 Best Edited Volume Award PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT APRIL 24th Co-sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies at the Claremont Colleges (IMS) and Pitzer College Marquis Faculty Salon Resolutions 3 (University of Minnesota Press, […] Read more »
Please join us for an evening of poetry and a book signing with the writers and coeditors of the book, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora. Time: 400-600PM Date: April 24, 2014 Place: INTS 1109 Read more »
Student Facilitator: Geneveive Newman Geneveive.firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty Advisor: Keith Harris email@example.com 2-unit seminar Room: INTS 3154 Enrollment: 15 students “Indie Cinema and Aesthetics” will focus on the development of an “indie” cinema. We will define these two terms individually and in relation to each other, analyzing the effective and affective differences […] Read more »
Join us for the 2nd Annual MCS Film Festival on May 15th and Awards Ceremony on May 16th. Come screen the most innovative films by UCR students. The first 25 people to the Regency Theater at the University Village gets 46 oz. popcorn for free! Check out a compilation of […] Read more »
ART 240 Current Topics in Critical Theory AFTER ART AFTER THEORY WHAT DO PICTURES WANT? Suderburg Spring UCR 2014 Wednesday Arts 213 10:15-1PM Undergraduates are also welcome For the syllabus, see Art 240-2014 small Read more »
“Against Transparency: Redacted Documents and the Visuality of Military Detention” March 12, 2014 3-4.30 pm INTN 2027 During the presidency of George W. Bush, increased secrecy and noncompliance with Freedom of Information Act requests allowed torture and detention programs to function with systematic efficiency. Often, torture memos and other documents […] Read more »
The Department of English invites you to a talk on “Sam Fuller’s Nontheatrical Lexicon: Home Movies, Stock Footage, and the Hollywood War Film” by Professor Marsha Gordon on March 10, 2014 Marsha Gordon is Associate Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hollywood […] Read more »
The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) is thrilled to share the news that Behavior Design, UX designer and CA+T strategic partner, has been honored with an AVA Digital Award for the production and design of CA+T’s website. Founded in 1994 as a celebration of the audio-visual arts, AVA Digital […] Read more »
You are cordially invited to Sadia Abbas’s lecture “How Injury Travels” on Thursday, February 13, 12:10-1:30pm, 2212 HMNSS Building. Professor Abbas’s lecture explores responses to the colonial construction of religious subjects in South Asia. Undertaken in an effort to manage colonized populations, this construction is captured and continued by the […] Read more »
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Department of Media and Cultural Studies University of California, Riverside TEMPORARY PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS The Department of Media and Cultural Studies is seeking to fill Lecturer positions for the Spring 2014 Quarter. Applicants may apply for more than one position. Spring Quarter 2014 (Instruction begins March […] Read more »
Come see an exclusive screening of COMRADE SUNSHINE & THE GHOST OF MARCH 21 WHEN: Friday Jan 31, 2014. 3PM – 5PM WHERE: UC Riverside, INTS 1128 WITH: Guest Speakers Dominque Stevenson & Wahid Shakur Comrade Sunshine screening Read more »
Send submissions and call for entry forms (Entry-form-2014.UCR) to Professor Lan Duong, Department of Media and Cultural Studies. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Check out highlights from last year’s festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ_T3Mx3SPU&feature=youtu.be Read more »
Sarita Echavez See, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Dr. See’s research and teaching interests range across the interdisciplines of empire and postcolonial studies and critical race studies as well as theories of gender and sexuality, narrative, and minoritized art, media, and performance. In her current book-length project “Against […] Read more »
Professor and filmmaker Crystal Griffith introduces her film, “América’s Home,” to audiences at the Culver Read more »
On October 30, 2013, MCS hosted a reception and V.I.P. screening where we screened films from our First Annual MCS Film Festival and Cameron Granadino’s award-winning film, Comrade Sunshine. In attendance were Read more »
MCS graduate Cameron Granadino’s provocative short documentary Comrade Sunshine wins the award for Best Documentary at the 8th Annual Independent Television and Film Festival. Synopsis – Set in Baltimore, Comrade Sunshine is a short documentary film that focuses on the friendship between Dominque Stevenson, whose Friend of a Friend program helps […] Read more »
Laura Harris, Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies Professor Harris received her doctorate in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University. Her research interests include hemispheric American studies, African diaspora studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual, performance and literary studies. She is interested in the way aesthetic […] Read more »
We are excited to announce the 1st ANNUAL MCS FILM FESTIVAL at the University of California Riverside in SPRING 2013! Come support your peers at the Festival. Awards to the best students films will be decided by a committee of MCS faculty judges. Mission To showcase the power and creativity […] Read more »
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Ronak Kapadia, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethnic Studies, UCR “Warm Data: US Military Prisons and the Evidence of Things Not Seen” Read more »
Setsu Shigematsu, Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, UCR “Light in the Shadows: the Legacy of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Japan” Read more »
Co-sponsored with the Students for Justice in Palestine Film screening of “5 Broken Cameras” (2011), an award-winning film at Sundance Film Festival 2012 Read more »
Lan Duong, Associate Professor, Media and Cultural Studies, UCR “Treacherous Subjects: Gender, Culture and Trans-Vietnamese Feminism” Read more »