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Symposium To Explore All Things Soprano

Contact: Ryan Thompson
(212) 636-6538

Contact: Ryan Thompson (212) 636-6538 NEW YORK — As America’s favorite family returns to prime time, Fordham’s De-partment of Communication and Media Studies is hosting the symposium “A Scholarly Look at The Sopranos at the Start of its Fourth Season” on Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., Fordham University, McNally Amphitheatre, 140 West 62nd St. The symposium will take a close look at the Sopranos phenomenon, exploring such topics as representations of gangsters in popular culture, the show’s New Jer-sey setting and its implications for network-cable television competition. Presenters include Fordham professors Paul Levinson, Ph.D., Lance Strate, Ph.D., and Al Auster, Ph.D., who contributed to the forthcoming book, This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos (Columbia University Press, 2002). In addition to the book’s editor, David Lavery, the symposium will feature Sopranos script super-visor Christine Gee and will be moderated by Fordham artist-in-residence Meir Ribalow. DATE: MONDAY, SEPT. 30 TIME: 7 P.M. PLACE: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW McNALLY AMPHITHEATRE 140 WEST 62ND STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City’s Jesuit University. It has resi-dential campuses in the north Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 9/02

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