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The Plot to Save American Democracy: Project Narrative, Story Science and the Plan to Hack Hollywood

The Plot to Save American Democracy: Project Narrative, Story Science and the Plan to Hack Hollywood
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Feb 9th, 4:00 pm End: Feb 9th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Political Science, Law, Faculty of , English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Cinema, 2000-
Talk by Angus Fletcher, Ohio State

The Centre for the Study of the United States presents

The Plot to Save American Democracy: Project Narrative, Story Science and the Plan to Hack Hollywood

F. Ross Johnson/Connaught Distinguished Speaker Series

This talk will explore how Project Narrative's new empirical methods for studying democracy and storytelling have generated a half-dozen new film and TV projects at various Hollywood studios.

Angus Fletcher is a Full Professor of English and Film at Ohio State and Core Faculty at Project Narrative, where he teaches in both the MFA and PhD programs. He's also a Blacklist and Nicholl award-winning screenwriter who has sold or optioned six pilots and feature screenplays in the past three years to Disney, Universal, and other studios, for directors such as Michael Apted, James Strong, and four-time Oscar-nominee Gary Ross. His work on narrative and democracy has appeared in Critical Inquiry, and two-dozen other academic journals. His most recent book was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2016.

Co-Sponsors

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Department of English, University of Toronto

Cinema Studies Institute, Innis College

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Stella Kyriakakis at 416-946-8972


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