**This event will take place in English**
Hybrid event: open in person to the NYU community, open online to the public
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RSVP Zoom HERE (General Public)
La Maison Française is pleased to host the Ethics and Politics of the 21st Century TV Series conference on April 1st, organized by DEMOSERIES, a European Research Council project hosted at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and co-sponsored by Global Works & Society, Liberal Studies, NYU. This conference will bring together a number of scholars, philosophers, and TV specialists from France (Université Paris 1 Panthéin-Sorbonne) and the United States.
From Orange is the New Black to Homeland, from The Crown to Ozark, join us for a full day of fascinating panel conversations about the framing of genres in recent TV, the ethics of your favorite shows, and popular culture’s potential for social and political action.
9:45AM-10:00AM: Introduction. François Noudelmann and Sandra Laugier
10:00AM-12:00PM: Panel 1. New Television and the Politics of Genres
Martin Shuster (Goucher College), The Persistence of the Western: Yellowstone, America, and the Present
Kathryn Reklis (Fordham University), The Limits of Ethics at the End of the World
David LaRocca, Metatelevision in The Crown
Sandra Laugier (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne), Homeland and The Bureau: Ethics of the Security Genre
12:30PM-2:00PM: Lunch Break
2:00PM-3:30PM: Panel 2. Moral Perfectionism in TV Series
Théo Touret-Dengreville (Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne-Demoseries) Superheroes as Educators
Jeroen Gerrits (Binghamton University), Im/moral Perfectionism: TV between the Low and Lower Yet
Hent de Vries (NYU), “Nobody’s Perfect”: Moral Imperfectionism in Ozark
4:15PM-5:45PM: Panel 3. The Social Action of Popular Culture
Andrew Brandel (Harvard University), “Preparing to Live”: Foundation’s Account of Anthropology
Brendan Hogan (NYU), “But It’s the Other Way”: Surveillance between Structure and Agency in The Wire
6:15PM-6:30PM: Closing Remarks
This event is organized by DEMOSERIES, a European Research Council project hosted at University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, with additional local support provided by Liberal Studies, NYU.