Monday, 29 December
548. Reality TV and the Economics of Entertainment
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Franciscan A, Hilton
Program arranged by the Division on Popular Culture
Presiding: Eve Oishi, Claremont Graduate Univ.
1. “Possibilities of Political Empowerment: Queer Representations in Reality Television,” Robin Bellinson, Kent State Univ., Kent
2. “Television Cooking Shows: Buying Your Way to Self-Improvement,” Peter Francis Naccarato, Marymount Manhattan Coll.
3. “Project Runway and Top Chef: The Everyday Extreme Value of Clothing and Eating,” Harold Henry Hellwig, Idaho State Univ.