Jul 29, 2007


I haven't written in a while in my blogs. The reason? Last week I attended IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)'s 50th Conference at UNESCO in Paris.

More than 800 scholars from 150 countries participated in the Conference. I presented two papers. The first one focused on Olegario Pérez, a character conceptualized as an allegory of president Hugo Chávez in the telenovela Cosita Rica. The second paper is a reflection on the methodology I use to study the rarely explored world of telenovela production:

Both presentations were enriching experiences, thanks to the questions and comments I received. These elevated the level of my academic work and were incredibly helpful and stimulating. I return with newly charged batteries to continue my analysis of Ciudad Bendita. I also brought my suitcase filled with ideas and projects that will help me continue my academic journey as I continue understanding the telenovela genre.


Max Zenkov said...

nice day! i am from novosibirsk, russia, interesting in telenovela theme, especially mexican and venezuelan. i'll be bleased when you sent me your book
you may visit my site http://zenkov.narod.ru - mostly in russian

Dr. Carolina Acosta-Alzuru said...

Hi Max,

Unfortunately, I don't understand Russian. Therefore, I couldn't really enjoy your website. Thanks for your interest in my book. I'll email you about how to obtain it. And, many thanks for your visit and comment.