Department of Culture and Global Studies
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Title: David Simon’s American City: The Corner, The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero, and The Deuce
09.08.2018 kl. 10.00 - 12.00
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.
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.
CGS PhD programme
Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, room 2.107
13.06.2019 at 01.00 PM - 04.00 PM
The IRDF Network Digitization and the Future of Archives is happy to invite everyone to our open event with keynote speaker Fiorella Foscarini, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
14.08.2019 - 16.08.2019
2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts
06.09.2019 at 09.00 AM - 05.00 PM
In this a one-day conference grandparents’ and grandchildren’s relationship in contemporary consumer society is on the agenda.