Invitation to pre-defence: Mikkel Jensen

Title: David Simon’s American City: The Corner, The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero, and The Deuce

Time

09.08.2018 kl. 10.00 - 12.00

Description

Pre-defence by Mikkel Jensen

This dissertation examines the common thread that runs through the television series The Corner (2000), The Wire (2002-2008), Treme (2010-2013), Show Me a Hero (2015), and The Deuce (2017-) with a particular focus on their portrayals of urban realities in 20th and 21st century American society. While The Wire has been studied at length, this dissertation aims to offer a more comprehensive understanding of the serials on which David Simon has served as the showrunner and it does so with a key interest in how his television serials engage with their surrounding cultural landscape. Its ambition is thus twofold: to read these series together and understand how they engage with urban issues in contemporary American culture.


SUPERVISOR

Steen Ledet Christiansen


DISCUSSANT 

Jakob Isak Nielsen


FORMAT

The pre-defence starts with a presentation by Mikkel Jensen  followed by the discussant's comments and an open discussion. The pre-defence will be in English.

NB! Registration for the reception is closed.

 

Host

CGS PhD programme

Address

Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, room 2.107

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