4/28: Swain Lot Film Festival, featuring student films

Featuring student films !

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is FREE

SwainLotFilmFestival 2016 (flyer)

COMM alum Elliot Darrow quoted in the Wall Street Journal

Elliot Darrow (Red Shoes poetry)

COMM Performance Studies alum Elliot Darrow ’15 was interviewed for an article on poetry slam, featured in the Wall Street Journal:

Poetry is Art, but Poetry Slams are Sport, Bound by Pages of Rules

April 8, 2016

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watch a video of Darrow’s poem

Prof. Alexander Craft receives Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

Congratulations to Professor Renee Alexander Craft, chosen as one of eight faculty members, nationwide, to receive the 2016 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship.

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Alexander Craft, who holds a joint appointment in the department of communication and the curriculum in global studies, was awarded the fellowship to expand her project Digital Portobelo. The project focuses on the Congo, a unique Afro-Latin community on the Caribbean coast of Panama, blending African, Central American and Caribbean traditions. {excerpt}  To read the full article, visit the College of Arts & Sciences

2 undergrads in COMM chosen as 2016 Burch Fellows

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Of the five students from UNC-CH who were selected as recipients of the 2016 Burch Fellowship, to pursue unique and self-initiated proposed experiences anywhere off Carolina’s campus, two hail from the COMM department:

Sarah K. Adams is a double major in music and communication

Prakash Kadiri is pursuing an interdisciplinary major, with a focus on film production, as well as a Writing for the Screen & Stage minor

Congratulations to all 2016 Burch Fellows!

To read more about Sarah, Prakash, and the other 2016 recipients, visit UNC Global’s announcement

4/28 @ 5p.m. COMM 666 final showcase, Swain Hall

comm666 final showcase 2016 - POSTER

4/26 @ 7:30 p.m. COMM 89 & 490 present “Variations & Collaborative Inspirations: An Evening of Dance”

comm 490 final showcase 2016 - POSTER

4/26 @ 7p.m. COMM 664 presents “Right to be Paranoid”

Right to be Paranoid 2016 (COMM 664) POSTER

4/11: a reading of “Mr. Messiah”, a play by Dana Coen, Director of WSS

Mr. Messiah (Apr 2016)

4/7 & 8: “Torn Asunder”, part of Telling Our Stories of Home

Torn Asunder (snip)

Telling Our Stories of Home is a 6-day conference-festival which will bring together outstanding national and international faculty, activists, and performers to offer critical and artistic approaches through a series of workshops, presentations, films, and performances to engage in public and feminist discourses on home.

TellingOurStoriesofHome (snip)

The event will end with the inaugural reading of the commissioned play, Torn Asunder, produced from the scholarly text, Help Me to Find My People, which examines the quest of newly emancipated people to reunite their families and reconstitute their homes after the disruptions of both enslavement and the U.S. Civil War.

For details, see the flyer below.  For more information on the performance, and to secure tickets, visit The Process Series Website.

Torn Asunder final poster

Professor Perucci selected as Curatorial Fellow

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COMM professor, Tony Perucci, has been selected by Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) as their 2016-17 Curatorial Fellow.

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Jane Thrailkill, UNC professor of English and CPA’s Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Scholar, says of Professor Perucci :

I am thrilled that Tony will be our next Curatorial Fellow.  His work brings together performance and politics in exciting ways, and he’s fearless about taking on difficult topics. For our 2016-2017 season he’ll be focusing on the theme of resistance, with an eye to activism on campus.

For the full release, read below.

For more about CPA and its Fellowship, visit their website.

CPA Curatorial Fellow (snip)

CPA Curatorial Fellow 2016-17 (T. Perucci)(snip1)

CPA Curatorial Fellow 2016-17 (T. Perucci)(snip2)