Newswire: Duke University is having a symposium on the work of Shonda Rhimes

It seems the world was overdue for a news story that once again makes non-academics snicker at academia, and academia wonder what the hell is wrong with everyone who doesn’t think this stuff is important. As a testament to her enormously influential work—or maybe because it’s just sick of the same Buffy The Vampire Slayer academic conferences, year in and year out—Duke University has announced that they are convening a symposium on the impact of Shonda Rhimes on mainstream television.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the two-day conference will bring together female scholars from various fields to talk about the effect of Rhimes’ work. Discussions will include analyses from the perspectives of black diaspora studies, media studies, law, history, women’s studies, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies. The first night is billed as a “Watch Party” of the pilots for all three of Rhimes’ shows currently …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *