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Description: In New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre, Martin Shuster identifies a new genre by putting television series like The Wire and Weeds in conversation with philosophy (e.g., Cavell, Arendt) and politics. This panel uses Shuster’s study as an occasion to discuss the relation of aesthetics and politics, the changing role of genre in aesthetic production, and the methodological possibilities and limitations of a philosophical analysis of aesthetic work.


Larisa Reznik, Goucher C


Martin Shuster, Goucher C


Yi-Ping Ong, Johns Hopkins U, MD

Stefanie Dunning, Miami U, Oxford

James South, Marquette U

Robert Pippin, U of Chicago