On June 19th, Bettina Soller and Maria Sulimma will give a joint talk at the “Console-ing Passions – International Conference on Televison, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism” in Dublin, Ireland. Their paper “‘You Know, Government Isn’t Just a Boys’ Club Anymore:’ Female Protagonists in Contemporary US-American Political Drama and Comedy Series” is part of a panel on “Female Centrality in Television” which is chaired by Madeline Lyes. Other presenters include Laura Canning, Sheamus Sweeney, Sarah Hagelin and Michele Leigh.
On June 18th, Julia Leyda will talk about "Abjection, Animality, and Cuteness in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" in a panel on "The Aesthetics and Affects of Cuteness".
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