Upcoming Lectures

    • November 09, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Online
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    Wednesday November 9, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Online via Zoom or by Phone

    Registration Required


    Daytime viewing staples for seven decades, soap operas hold an important place in television history.   Elana Levine is a longtime soap opera fan who looks at the genre through two connected lenses: the role soaps have played in shaping cultural understandings of gender, as well as the rise and fall of network television’s influence on pop culture.


    Elana Levine is professor of media, cinema, and digital studies in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History (2020) and Wallowing in Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television (2007), co-author of Legitimating Television: Media Convergence and Cultural Status (2012), and editor of Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century (2015).

    To read more about Professor Levine and her book see UWM TV and Pop Culture Expert Traces Influential History of Daytime Soap Opera


    FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND.  PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS. QUESTIONS CAN BE WRITTEN IN DURING THE EVENT.

    As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.

    If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.

    Questions?  Contact lecture organizer Trish Iaccarino  trish@uwalumni.com

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