I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference
November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD
Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY
“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag
There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?