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Sunday, April 12 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Revolution or Evolution: How media describes the change in gender roles in the early 21st century

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This panel has gathered together case study style presentations that look at the ways media is "playing out" gender roles on our multiple screens in a wide selection of programming. We wonder, are past gender roles being reified, or do newer media platforms bring out new gender roles and issues? This panel aims to deepen our understanding of what might be revolutionary, and what might be evolutionary about today's programming in the area of gender roles.
Moderator: Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Panelists: Robert N. Spicer, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Fear, Sex, Motherhood, and Maturity: Gender Relations in The Big Bang Theory
Katie McColloug, Rutgers University; Pinning a Personal Web
Lowery Woodall, Millersville University of Pennsylvania; But I Don't Want to be a Diva: The Failure of the PG Era in the WWE to Address Female Stereotyping
James Lohrey, Mercyhurst University; Representations from the Heartland to TV’s Homeland: Analyzing Gender (In)Equality in Showtime’s Homeland

Sunday April 12, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am
Conference Room 5/6

Attendees (20)