August 19, 2010
Global Media Research Center plans speaker series
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Global Media Research Center is announcing its fall 2010 speaker series.
The programs feature presentations from five faculty members within the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, including Dafna Lemish, professor and chair of the Department of Radio-Television, and Walter C. Metz, associate professor and chair of the Department of Cinema and Photography. A sixth speaker is Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology, who has been doing research on Ghanaian videos and movies.
“This fall’s speaker series at SIUC's Global Media Research Center is predominantly ‘home grown’ featuring faculty and graduate students from our university and primarily from the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts,” Dean Gary P. Kolb said. “It is an exciting series designed to demonstrate the breadth of the research and creative activity of our faculty and students. We are pleased to be able to continue quality programming through the GMRC for the benefit of the campus and the community.”
Established in 2004, the Global Media Research Center’s mission includes assembling a core group of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students to research global media issues, establish national and international partnerships to promote research, and play host to visiting scholars and artists as it seeks to develop new courses addressing global media issues.
All of the events are free and open to the public.
The Global Media Research Center is within the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.
The speakers are:
- Thursday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m., Communications Building, room 1032: Dafna Lemish, professor and chair, Department of Radio-Television, “What’s TV Good For? The Views of Producers of Children’s Television Around the World.”
- Wednesday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m.. Communications Building, room 1032: Jyotsna Kapur, associate professor, Department of Cinema and Photography, “Brand India’s Biggest Sale: The Cultural Politics and Political Economy of India’s ‘Global Generation’.”
- Tuesday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m., Communications Building, room 1032: Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, doctoral student, SIUC Department of Anthropology: “Reflections on Doing Fieldwork in Ghana.”
- Thursday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m., Communications Building, room 1032: Walter C. Metz, associate professor and chair, Department of Cinema and Photography, “The Engineers of the Soul: Berlin, Friedrich Kittler, and The Lives of Others.”
- Wednesday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m., Communications Building, room 1032: Kavita Karan, associate professor, School of Journalism, “Political Communication in India: Interlinking Traditional, Internet, and Mobile Technologies in Election Campaigns.”
- Tuesday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Communications Building, room 1032: Wenjing Xie, assistant professor, School of Journalism, “The Many Faces of Chinese Media.”
For more information about the fall speaker series, contact Laura Germann at SIUC’s Global Media Research Center at 618/453-6876 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.