Mexican Media Today: Cinema, Television, Streaming

April 15, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

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This panel looks at the state of Mexican media in the 21st century, drawing on examples from the three interconnected media of cinema, television, and streaming. It also celebrates two publication of Professor Smith: Multiplatform Media in Mexico (Palgrave, 2019) and Mexican Gender, Mexican Genres (Boydell and Brewer, 2021)

Crime at the Border, The Crime of the Border in Two Independent Films: 600 Miles (Mexico, 2015) by Gabriel Ripstein and Go for Sisters (USA, 2013) by John Sayles​

Jerry Carlson (PhD, University of Chicago) is director of the Cinema Studies Program in the Department of Media & Communication Arts at The City College, CUNY. He is a specialist in narrative theory, global independent film, and the cinemas of the Americas. Carlson is an active producer, director, and writer with multiple Emmy Awards.

Mexican Genders, Mexican Genres: Cinema, Television, and Streaming Since 2010 (Boydell and Brewer, 2021)

Paul Julian Smith (PhD, University of Cambridge) is distinguished professor in the Comparative Literature Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He was previously professor of Spanish in the University of Cambridge, UK. His most recent books are Spanish Lessons: Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain (Berghahn, 2017), Queer Mexico: Cinema and Television since 2000 (Wayne State University Press, 2017), Spanish and Latin American Television Drama: Genre and Format Translation (University of London, 2018), Multiplatform Media in Mexico: Growth and Change Since 2010 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and Mexican Gender, Mexican Genres: Cinema, Television, and Streaming Since 2010 (Boydell and Brewer, 2021).

Generic Transgressions in Contemporary Mexican Film

Lily Ryan (PhD, The Graduate Center, CUNY) is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Spanish at Penn State University. Her research interests include Mexican cinema, documentary studies, and 20th and 21st century Latin American visual culture.



Araceli Tinajero (PhD, Rutgers University) is professor of Spanish at the Graduate Center and City College, CUNY. Her research interests are Orientalisms, Modernismo, reading history, travel writing and biography, transoceanic studies, Mexican, Caribbean and Latino literatures in comparative perspective. Her most recent publication is A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan ​(Palgrave, 2021).

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