Communication and Media Studies Department

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Ariel Rogers' Book Published

Assistant Professor of Film Studies Ariel Rogers' book, Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies, is now available from Columbia University Press. The book examines how the experience of cinema has been conceptualized in conjunction with new technologies, including widescreen and 3D in the 1950s, digital cinema in the 1990s, and digital 3D since 2005.

Heath Bouffard Receives Maine Association of Broadcasters Award

Heath Bouffard has been granted the Maine Association of Broadcasters Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. Heath was chosen as a result of nomination from the communication and media studies faculty.

USM Professor to Take Part in Film Festival Panel Discussion

A University of Southern Maine (USM) assistant professor of film studies will be one of the participants in a panel discussion later this week during the Portland Maine Film Festival.

David Pierson, Associate Professor of Media Studies, in the Free Press.

Read about Associate Professor David Pierson's forthcoming book, Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series ​in USM's Free Press.

Interview with Dr. Pierson in the Pacific Standard

Read the interview with Associate Professor of Media Studies David Pierson in the Pacific Standard. Dr. Pierson's forthcoming book Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series is expected to be available in November 2013.

Professor Pierson's Breaking Bad

Communication and Media Studies Associate Professor David Pierson's book "Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series," published by Lexington Books, is due out in November, 2013.

New Cinema Studies Minor

With its numerous film festivals, popular movie theaters and creative milieu, the greater Portland area already is known as a vibrant film community. The new Cinema Studies Minor starting this fall at the University of Southern Maine (USM) adds a significant component to the region’s reputation as a thriving and innovative film center.

The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking Presentation Available Online

Professor Leonard Shedletsky's presentation, The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking, is now available online. This discussion explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of classroom discussions.

Associate Professor Killmeier's Monster Publication

Communication and media studies Associate Professor Matthew Killmeier published his article, “More than Monsters: Dark Fantasy, the Mystery-Thriller and Horror’s Heterogeneous History” in the May 2013 issue of the Journal of Radio and Audio Media (Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 165-180).

The State of Discussion and Critical Thinking with Leonard Shedletsky, PhD

Explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of discussions and gain a keener ability to think about your own discussions. All are invited to attend this important presentation and discussion. Wed, 06/26/2013, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Abromson Center, Portland campus, USM.

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