Edward Rankus‘ latest video Thorns vs. Roses is now being distributed by the Video Data Bank.                   Thorns vs. Roses (A video by Edward Rankus 13.5 minutes 2014) A collage piece. Oppositions of agony & ecstasy are explored. Morticia trims yet another rose stem, while Bugs Bunny […]...
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                Professor Sarah Sharma’s In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics has been awarded BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). To learn more about In the Meantime, check out Tim Ballingall’s review. For more about the National […]...
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Professor Michael Waltman continues his exploration of hate speech in his new book Hate on the Right: Right-Wing Political Groups and Hate Speech (Peter Lang Publishers)                 This book examines the ways that hatred comes alive in language and discourse. It asks whether much of the discourse on […]...
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Professor Francesca Talenti’s show  The Uncanny Valley  headed north to play in Brooklyn this October — check out the reviews !                   The Uncanny Valley is technically impressive and intellectually haunting, forcing the audience to face the growing role of technology in our world. – Sarah Lucie, […]...
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PDF of Spring 2015 Graduate-Level Course Offerings  ...
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                      The UNC Writing for the Screen and Stage (WSS) Program presents the fourth annual LONG STORY SHORTS One Act Play Festival on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th at 8PM in the Swain Hall, Studio Six, black box theatre. Eight short plays written […]...
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Mark Robinson, Director of Media Production, and Ted Singdahlsen, are the members of LASOHALO  and released another album yesterday. Available on iTunes, Spotify, BandCamp and coming soon to Amazon. Engaging in cultural critique while layering post punk samples, LASOHALO creates a contemporary vision of music, sound and sample manipulation. One listener describes this album as […]...
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The UNC Communication Studies Department is happy to announce the hire of award-winning documentary filmmaker Julia Haslett as assistant professor. “As Department Chair, I am so pleased to announce Professor Haslett’s appointment. Not only does she bring a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to her new position teaching documentary production here at Carolina; she […]...
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http://itineration.org/meantime   Tim Ballingall reviews In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics Author(s) or Editors Sarah Sharma Publisher: Duke University Press Paperback Cost $19.40(U.S.) Video: http://vimeo.com/101077834 Below is a transcript of the above video. You may also click here for a PDF version of this transcript. In our current era of global capitalism and digital […]...
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Through teaching, research and service, the Department of Communication Studies: addresses the many ways communication functions to create, sustain, and transform personal life, social relations, political institutions, economic organizations, and cultural and aesthetic conventions in society; promotes competencies required for various modes of mediated and non-mediated communication; and develops skills for analyzing, interpreting and critiquing communication
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