Virginia Commonwealth University

Media Art & Text Ph.D program

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  • Upcoming lectures

    • MATX Guest Lecture Series: Zach Blas
    • Zach Blas
      Artist, writer, and curator, University of Buffalo
    • March 20, 2015 at 11AM-1PM
    • Hibbs 403
    • Free and open to the public
    • MATX Guest Lecture Series: Casey O'Donnell
    • Casey O'Donnell
      Video game designer and researcher, Michigan State University
    • April 15, 2015 at 10AM-12PM
    • Forum Room, VCU Commons
    • Free and open to the public

    Past lectures

    • MATX/Department of Kinetic Imaging: Pamela Z in Concert
    • Pamela Z
      Solo concert of works for voice and electronics
    • November 3, 2014 at 6PM
    • Shafer Street Playhouse
    • Free and open to the public
    • VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: Professor Hong Cheng "Disaster Mitigation and Advertising Likeability: Japanese Public’s Attitudes Toward Post-March 11 PSAs"
    • Dr. Hong Cheng
      Director, The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, VCU
    • September 26, 2014 at 3-5PM
    • VCU Scott House
    • Free and open to the public
    • Critical Approaches to Digital Humanities: An MATX Symposium
    • Since the early 2000s, the Digital Humanities (DH) have been celebrated as a rebirth of, or even a times a replacement for, other forms of humanistic inquiry. While many DH events focus on the digital projects and tools DH scholars produce, this symposium offered an opportunity for scholars and students to focus specifically on DH's impact, both positive and negative, on the humanities.
    • Keynote Address: Tara McPherson
    • Critical Studies & School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
    • Panelists: Fiona Barnett, Literature, Duke University/HASTAC; Simone Browne, African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas-Austin; Natalia Cecire, English, Yale; David Golumbia, English & MATX Program, VCU; Brian Lennon, English & Comparative Literature, Penn State University; Amanda Phillips, English, University of California-Santa Barbara.
    • Friday, March 7, 2014 from 9:30AM-2:30PM
    • VCU Student Commons, Forum Room
    • Free and open to the public. For more details please see:
    • Dr. Wendy Chun: "Habitual New Media: Exposing Empowerment"
    • Dr. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
      Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard University
    • October 11, 2013 at 2PM
    • VCU Student Commons, Forum Room
    • Free and open to the public
    • Dr. Katherine Bassard: "Cornis-Pope Lecture on Media, Art, & Text: Chosen Stories:  Writing, Race and the Archives"
    • Dr. Katherine Bassard
      Director, Department of English,  VCU
    • September 13, 2013 at 3-5PM
    • VCU Scott House
    • Free and open to the public