Communication and Media Studies Department

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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.

Advanced Production Student Showcase

The screening of original films from the Advanced Production course will take place on Thursday, May 9th at 7:15 pm in the Talbot Auditorium, USM Portland campus.

2013 Audio Production II Student Projects Available Online

Jessica Lockhart's Audio Production II students' work is now available on the WMPG.org website. Visit the producer's showcase archives for April 23rd at http://www.wmpg.org/archivefiles/producers.htm.

Identity, Belief and Rhetoric in the National Gun Debate with Emily Shaw

"Identity, Belief and Rhetoric in the National Gun Debate: What's Changed Since the Passage of the Brady Bill" a talk with Emily Shaw Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM, in Wishcamper 133 on the Portland Campus. Free and open to the public!

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