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Session 1, "Television, Race, and Re-Visioning the American Dream”

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From its inception, television has been invested in the "American Dream," deploying this "dream" in its marketing rhetoric, its programming logics, and its address to audiences. The American Dream has also been a powerful rallying call for mobilizing—as well as disavowing—racial struggle. What is the status of "the dream" today at a moment that has been proclaimed as both "post-televisual" and "post-racial"? This symposium investigated the fantasy of the American Dream as it intersects with dynamics of racial representation, ideology, and affect in the midst of changing understandings of television texts, audiences, and industries, with a collection of speakers from various areas of academic research. Session 1: Diverse Histories/Histories of Diversity "The Other History of Television and Civil Rights" Matthew Delmont, Associate Professor of History, Arizona State University "Game Show Theory and 'the Prism of Race’" Ann duCille, Visiting Scholar in Gender Studies, Brown University and Emerita Professor of English, Wesleyan University "The Race and Hollywood Project: Flipping the Script" Darnell Hunt, Department Chair and Professor of Sociology, Director of Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA December 4, 2015 Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) For more information: https://www.brown.edu/academics/race-ethnicity/events/2015/12/television-race-and-re-visioning-american-dream-symposium