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Henry Jenkins to Speak about Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination

Henry Jenkins to Speak about Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination

World-renowned media scholar Henry Jenkins will be speaking at William and Mary at 5PM in Tucker Hall 127A on Friday, February 9th. Professor Jenkins is the author of over a dozen books and is a frequent cultural commentator about fan communities and new media. He is currently the Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and co-founded the program in Comparative Media Studies at MIT.

His topic will be Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination. Jenkins will define civic imagination as the capacity to imagine alternatives to current cultural, social, political, or economic conditions. In Jenkins' words, "one...

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