InVisible Culture, published through the University of Rochester’s graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies, is pleased to announce the release of Issue 17, “’Where Do You Want Me to Start?’ Producing History through Mad Men.” Guest edited by Amanda Graham and Erin Leary, the issue is the first to showcase InVisible Culture’s new platform, aesthetic, and interactive features.
The release also coincides with the premiere of the fifth season of the critically acclaimed series. As with any contemporary scholarship, we recognize the arguments and concerns of the first four seasons will evolve along with the show and its characters. Thus, this issue will be supplemented by a series of weekly blog posts by guest bloggers. These posts will reflect the authors’ and editors’ continued scholarship, analysis, and critical viewpoints on the new season. This new section is intended to prompt new approaches to scholarship, and allow for varying formats, thoughts, and interaction. We welcome readers to return each week.
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to explorations of the material and political dimensions of cultural practices: the means by which cultural objects and communities are produced, the historical contexts in which they emerge, and the regimes of knowledge or modes of social interaction to which they contribute.