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Comparative Media Studies Working Group

Considering comparative analyses of forms, genres, and concepts of “media” to challenge the categorization of “media” as a branch of film.

The Comparative Media Studies Working Group interrogates different forms, genres, and concepts of “media,” with particular attention to transnational circulation and regional specificity. This working group’s aim is to challenge the predominant categorization and definition of “media” as a branch of film, communications, or new media studies. The Comparative Media Working Group aims to contextualize and historicize “media” and to compare media arts, forms, and practices without privileging specific media objects.

New Media

A group to study the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media.

The New Media working group invites graduate students and faculty from multiple departments to collaborate around a shared interest in the social, political, aesthetic, and philosophical implications of digital media.

Since the group’s meetings are structured according to the research interests of our diverse members, our intellectual focus is dynamic and interdisciplinary in nature.

This working group is funded by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Room One Thousand

We seek to explore the bounds and potential of architectural study and its historical and critical implications.

Mission: In response to the spatial and material turn in the humanities, we seek to place in dialogue different perspectives on the built environment. Through a series of meetings, discussions, lectures and events, we aim to explore multiple approaches within and beyond the field of architecture. Ultimately, by engaging professionals and scholars in the humanities and sciences in the study of architecture, we will explore the ways in which different fields intersect with and enrich each other.

 

Graduate Film Working Group

We plan and sponsor a wide range of activities relating to the history, theory, and practice of film.

In its twenty-year history as a Townsend-supported working group, the Graduate Film Working Group has planned and sponsored a wide range of activities relating to the history, theory, and practice of film. In planning events ranging from informal screenings and discussions designed and attended by group members, to public events such as lectures, colloquia, and conferences, the GFWG has aimed to broaden the shared body of knowledge in film studies and explore the key debates of a constantly evolving discipline.

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