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 the publication of Professor Smith's Multiplatform Media in Mexico (Palgrave, 2019).
Neftlix’s Narco Series: Violence, Prejudice and Neoliberal Imaginaries
Oswaldo Zavala (PhD, The University of Texas at Austin & Université de Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle) is professor of contemporary Latin American literature and culture at the College of Staten Island and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is the author of La modernidad insufrible. Roberto Bolaño en los límites de la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea (2015), Volver a la modernidad. Genealogías de la literatura mexicana de fin de siglo (2017) and Los cárteles no existen. Narcotráfico y cultura en México (2018).
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.
Multiplatform Media in Mexico
Paul Julian Smith (PhD, University of Cambridge) is distinguished professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY and is fellow of the British Academy. His most recent books are Spanish Lessons: Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain (2017), Queer Mexico: Cinema and Television since 2000 (2017), Spanish and Latin American Television Drama: Genre and Format Translation (2018), and Multiplatform Media in Mexico: Growth and Change Since 2010 (2019).
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