Pop Culture, Peace and Resistance

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fr. Jensen SJ Theatre, St. Paul's College
70 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6

Pop Culture, Peace and Resistance: From Harry Potter to the Hunger Games

Dr. Siobhan McEvoy-Levy, Professor, Political Science, Butler University
Militarism and processes of militarization shape the international political system and the lives of people around the world, and popular entertainment is a part of those processes. Complex notions of peace and resistance  – and forms of peacebuilding – also exist in pop culture stories and practices. This lecture explores youth subcultures, including fan activism, and fan fiction communities. Uncover the pop-cultural contexts of liberal peacebuilding and how these blur with militarism, and identify the cultural sources of positive peace and resistance in youth culture.  This event is free and open to the public. Thank you to MLT Aikins for their financial support of this annual lecture.