Breaking Boundaries Symposium on Entertainment and Politics

On April 8-10, the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware sponsored Breaking Boundaries, a three-day conference on the topic of Politics and Entertainment. Scholars across discipline, epistemology, and method came together to develop a plan for a ground-breaking, theoretically-grounded, systematic study of how entertainment media relates to, informs, and interacts with more traditional public affairs media within the context of politics.  The weekend consisted of guided roundtable discussions, a keynote presentation by Joe Randazzo, Editor of the satirical newspaper, The Onion, as well as a live political humor performance by political comedians and impersonators, Don Montrey and Tony Braithwaite. A list of participating Faculty can be found HERE.

Guest

Position

University

Discussion Group

Baym, Geoffrey

Associate Professor of Media Studies

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

history

Carpini, Michael Delli

Dean, Annenberg School for Communication

University of Pennsylvania

history

Feldman, Lauren

Assistant Professor of Communication

American University

quantifying outcomes

Gray, Jonathan

Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies

University of Wisconsin

critical cultural approaches

Hart, Roderick

Dean, College of Communication
Director, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation

University of Texas at Austin

normative questions

Hoffman, Lindsay

Assistant Professor of Communication

University of Delaware

cognitive approaches

Holbert, R. Lance

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Communication

The Ohio State University

normative questions

Jones, Jeffrey

Associate Professor of Communication

Old Dominion University

critical cultural approaches

Lamarre, Heather

Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Minnesota

quantifying outcomes

Prior, Markus

Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs

Princeton University

normative questions

Williams, Bruce

Professor of Media Studies and Sociology

University of Virginia

critical cultural approaches

Xenos, Michael

Associate Professor of Communication

University of Wisconsin

quantifying outcomes

Young, Dannagal G.

Assistant Professor of Communication

University of Delaware

cognitive approaches