Professor and Students Working on Documentary
March 22, 2013
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies Bryan Sebok has his students making a documentary called Cartlandia, about diversity in Portland’s food cart scene, not to be confused with Blacklandia, a book about the trials of being black in Portland by Lewis & Clark sociologist Monica Miller.
Too much of a good thing
“Sure, Portlandia is just a TV show,” Sebok told the Portland Tribune. “But sometimes life does start imitating art, even after the art has disappeared from the airwaves. And there’s something to be said for building on an established brand name.”
“It says something about what we’re up to,” Sebok says of the name choice. “We’re playing with the mythical nature of local identity.”
Story submitted by Rhetoric and Media Studies and Sociology and Anthropology Administrative Coordinator Terry Moore.