Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College: YouTube Rising: Publics, Popularity and Politics (Feb 17)
& The Owls (Feb 18)

The Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College, University of Toronto
presents, in collaboration with
The New Media Project and Women & Gender Studies Institute, New College (UT),
Sexual Diversity Studies (UT) and OCADU

YouTube Rising: Publics, Popularity And Politics
YouTube Rising: Publics, Popularity and Politics

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz
Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011
7 p.m.
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue

Innis College is a wheelchair-accessible building (Sussex Avenue entrance)


Also, don’t miss the screening of her film,

The Owls (Feb 18)
The Owls

Friday, Feb. 18 at 3 pm
University College, room 179
15 King’s College Circle


Alexandra Juhasz came to YouTube after twenty years of making, writing, and teaching about committed media. Working inside the forms she analyzes, her reflexive process locates the questions she asks of YouTube and situates her innovative, born-digital, ever-online, video-book, Learning from YouTube (MIT Press, 2011). In her talk, Juhasz will suggest that her work on YouTube is only one example of many productive or radical uses of the site. While access to production and distribution has become ever more readily available, Juhasz seeks and models the harder integration of media literacy, theory, history, and politics with people-made media.

Dr. Alexandra Juhasz is the author of AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Duke University Press, 1995), Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video (University of Minnesota Press, 2001), F is for Phony: Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing, co-edited with Jesse Lerner (Minnesota, 2005), and Media Praxis: A Radical Web-Site Integrating Theory, Practice and Politics, www.mediapraxis.org. She is the producer of feature films: The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1997) and The OWLS (Dunye, 2010). She is also the producer of educational videotapes and feature documentaries:  SCALE: Measuring Might in the Media Age (2008), Video Remains (2005), Dear Gabe (2003), Women of Vision: 18 Histories in Feminist Film and Video (1998)as well as shorts: RELEASED: 5 Short Videos about Women and Film (2000) and Naming Prairie (2001; official selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2002). Her born-digital on-line “video-book” about YouTube, Learning from YouTube, is forthcoming from MIT Press (Winter 2011).

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