Politics as Entertainment [August 20 - 24, 2012]
Monday, August 20, 2012 - Rossend Sanchez Baro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) presents: From Bartlet to Knope: Politics and Instructional Television
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Michael Barthel (University of Washington) presents: "Game Change" and "Showgirls": Politics as Camp
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - Sudeep Sharma (UCLA) presents: Politics Is Funny, But Nothing To Laugh At: The Daily Show and its Limits
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - Emanuelle Wessels (Augsburg College) presents: HBO’s ‘Veep,’ Postfeminism, and Political Humor
Friday, August 24, 2012 - Carrie Griffin (Independent Scholar) and Brett Boessen (Austin College) present: "Get Out the Way, Malcolm Tucker”: ‘Veep’ Fans and Cynical Citizens
Theme week organized by Laurel Ahnert (Georgia State University).