First Wednesdays Lecture Series

Free talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May.

Television Cop Shows, Police Violence, and Black Lives Matter

How do television cop shows shape our understanding of police, race, and crime in America? Focusing on the television series The Wire, Middlebury professor Jason Mittell challenges our understanding of this television genre in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Note: the companion video essay about The Wire that Professor Mittell created can be viewed at: