Carnegie Mellon University
April 21, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean

What have they brought us? What does it mean?

Pirates of the Caribbean

Roger Rouse, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of History

On May 20, Disney will release “On Stranger Tides,” the fourth film in its highly successful “Pirates…” series. The films aren’t just escapist entertainment. They hijack complex histories of rebel piracy to incite conformity to corporate visions of life, labor and the world at large. This talk offers resources for engaging the new film, pushing past the limiting visions the series promotes, and thinking more creatively about the cultural politics of contemporary capitalism.

Thursday, April 21; 4:30 PM; Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136)