News and Events

Keep up-to-date with the news and events occurring within the Department of Language, Literature, and Communication, and with the accomplishments of the people of C&M. A list of all the events in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences can be found on the HASS website.


Lillian Spina-Caza, PhD, has written a chapter in "Research Methods in Media Studies," Volume VII of The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies series edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf and published in February by Wiley-Blackwell.

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The McKinney Writing Contest offers undergrads and graduate students an opportunity for recognition of their creative writing, and cash prizes!

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, invites applications for a one academic year appointment as a Lecturer in Writing, starting August 2013, to teach courses in Poetry, Fiction, Non-fiction, Rhetoric, and Expository Writing.

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"'People who yell and scream sell because they attract the eyeballs and the eyeballs attract the advertisers,' said June Deery, a communications professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and the author of Consuming Reality: The Commercialization of Factual Entertainment" ...

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W. J. T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelly Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, addresses the relationship of visual and verbal representations to social and political issues - Monday April 29, 4–6 PM in DCC Room 330.  Free and open to the public.  

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Touching Words & Images

February 25, 2014 12:00 PM

In this talk Professor Esrock proposes that readers and viewers can use their own bodies to reshapethe boundary between themselves and verbal/visual worlds outside themselves.

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Meaning of Life, The Universe, and Everything!

EMPAC Studio Beta
December 4, 2013 7:00 PM

An evening of staged readings of student-written final plays from COMM2960: Science + Technology in Theatre

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