Articles by author: Milica Petkovic

  • Nov. 19: 20th Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture

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    20TH ANNUAL TERRY O’MALLEY LECTURE IN MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

    Thursday, November 19 at 6pm
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    Looking back, to see the future
    What the biggest marketing, media and advertising stories of 2020 can tell us about 2021 and beyond.

    As editors of The Message, Chris Powell and David Brown spend every working hour (and many non-working hours) tracking and reporting on the most newsworthy marketing, media and advertising stories from Canada and around the world.

    In this fast-paced presentation, they will review some of the key stories from the past year, which they think are important signals for where the industry is going.

    David Brown joined Marketing magazine in 2005. As news editor, he had a front row seat for the digital transformation of the industry—there for the first Marketing stories about Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. He was eventually promoted to executive editor, responsible for all day-to-day editorial output for the magazine. David left Marketing in late 2014 to explore the fast-growing world of content marketing, while remaining a regular columnist and contributor until its closure in late 2016. He co-founded The Message in 2018.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Chris Powell has been covering Canadian media, marketing and advertising since first joining Marketing magazine in 2001. He witnessed digital’s transformative effect on the legacy advertising industry first-hand, and has spent the past two decades covering the “new” ad world. His work has also appeared in Maclean’sCanadian Business and The Globe and Mail. He co-founded The Message in 2018.

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  • 2020 Dobson Case Competition

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  • March 5: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion of Perdita, or The Winter’s Tale

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    This event is part of Brock University’s Department of History Speakers Series. The panel – featuring Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film Associate Professor, Anthony Kinik – will discuss the ins and outs of adapting Shakespeare, this production’s David Bowie soundtrack, and Cold War politics and popular culture.

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  • Feb. 25: CPCF Research Forum

    Another research forum will be held on March 10. Speakers will be announced shortly.

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  • Feb. 4 – Research Forum

    Additional research forums will be held on Feb. 25 and Mar. 10. Speakers will be announced shortly.

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  • Postdoctoral fellow publishes piece in The Walrus

    Anna Peppard, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in Brock’s Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, had a piece recently published in The Walrus about themes of transformation, disguise and duality in superhero stories and how these themes relate to the LGBTQ community.

    Peppard writes:

    “In a film-and-television landscape increasingly saturated with superhero content, the CW network’s Batwoman — which debuted last fall and was renewed for a second season last week — is unique for at least two reasons: the title character, who is a lesbian, is the first openly LGBTQ superhero to headline a live action comic book adaptation; and the show’s star, Ruby Rose, who identifies as lesbian and gender fluid, is the first openly LGBTQ performer to portray a headlining superhero.

    This isn’t a case of “in name only” diversity. The lesbian identity of Batwoman, civilian name Kate Kane, is woven into the show’s narrative premise. The show is adapted from a 2006 comic book reenvisioning of the character, which made her a former star recruit at West Point academy who is forced to abandon her dreams of a military career after an anonymous tip outs her as a lesbian. This compels Kate to find another way to serve, which leads to her becoming Batwoman. In the CW show, Kate is additionally compelled by necessity: Gotham City has descended into near anarchy after the mysterious disappearance of Batman three years earlier. Yet she is more directly compelled by love; she dons the Batsuit for the first time in order to save her military-academy ex-girlfriend, Sophie, from the clutches of a supervillain.”

    Continue reading the full article here.

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  • Nov. 29: CPCFSS Charity Event

    Get crafty for a great cause! Join the Communication, Popular Culture and Film Student Society (CPCFSS) this Friday in Skybar Lounge in Isaac’s for a holiday crafting charity event. All crafts will be donated to kids staying in local hospitals over the holidays and raffle proceeds will go to Crafting for a Cure (CFC).

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  • Tickets available: 19th Annual Terry O’Malley Lecture

    Tickets available here

    Learn more about this event and the Dobson Case Competition here

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  • Nov. 8 + 9: Two Days of Canada Conference

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    Two Days of Canada Organizing Committee, including (l-r) Elaine Aldridge-Low, Peter Lester, Marian Bredin, and Anthony Kinik. Not shown are Brian de Ruiter and Sarah Matheson. 

    Learn more about this event and download the conference programme here

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  • September 12: Public talk to explore #MeToo’s place in history

    In addition to captivating society and dominating news headlines, the #MeToo movement has earned its place in the history books.

    Renowned German scholar Sabine Sielke will explore how #MeToo fits into a larger cultural context during the upcoming talk “Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo,” taking place Thursday, Sept. 12, 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Sankey Chamber at Brock.

    Significant shifts in media culture since the 1990s, such as increased digitization, have intersected with important feminist methods, goals and conflicts. Sielke’s talk will situation the #MeToo moment within this broader context.

    Her work on sexual violence in North American literature and culture brings a unique perspective to the topic of #MeToo.

    As Director of the North American Studies program at Germany’s University of Bonn, Sielke’s research expertise spans 19th and 20th century American literature, modernist and postmodernist culture, as well as 20th century art and popular culture. She also works in literary and cultural theory, gender studies, African American studies and the dialogues between cultural studies and the natural sciences.

    The free public talk was spearheaded by the Department of English Language and Literature with support from Social Justice and Equities Studies; Social Justice Research Institute; Department of History; Centre for Canadian Studies; Department of Political Science; Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film; Office of Human Rights and Equity; and the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization.

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