Television and American Identity | Newberry

Television and American Identity

Monday, October 7, 2013

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Allison McCracken, DePaul University
Full, wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will offer a number of approaches to understanding the impact of American television programs, platforms, and social media communities on the formation of identity, especially for adolescents today. This seminar will address, for example, ways to situate television programs within particular historical/social contexts, do textual analysis that focuses on representational issues, analyze television promotion and criticism, address industrial tensions regarding representation, and, most importantly for the millennial generation, utilize social media to better understand the youth audience’s reception of television as a tool for identity formation.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration opens September 4, 2013.

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe Ross at