Department of Culture and Global Studies
9220 Aalborg East
Phone: +45 9940 9208
VAT no: DK 29102384
Title: David Simon’s American City: The Corner, The Wire, Treme, Show Me a Hero, and The Deuce
09.08.2018 kl. 10.00 - 09.08.2018 kl. 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
16.08.2018 at 09.00 AM - 16.08.2018 at 05.00 PM
A special issue of ‘Magaart contributions’ on the theme: Stability, Democracy and Rights in post-conflict areas. Before the book launch and reception, there is a seminar with presentations on aspects of the special issue, which you are also welcome to attend.
21.08.2018 at 01.00 PM - 21.08.2018 at 03.00 PM
Title: Gender, Peace, and Security in the Royal Danish Air Force: Unfolding Soldier Narratives
22.08.2018 at 00.00 PM - 24.08.2018 at 03.00 PM
The purpose of this year’s summer school is to address different types of troubles and challenges when collecting and interpreting qualitative data and writing up the analysis. The course lectures will address various types of challenging research settings such as investigating and gaining access in specific types of organisations or milieus.