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The MATX program regularly hosts both on-campus lectures and virtual webinar programs.  The schedule for the 2023-24 academic year is currently being finalized and will soon be posted!

Past Events

MATX Webinar: The Legacy of the New Wave in French Cinema

Featuring Douglas Morrey, Associate Prof. of French, at the University of Warwicka
Hosted virtually
March 29, 2023

MATX Webinar: Costume Life: A Conversation with Donna Zakowska

Featuring New York costume designer Donna Zakowska
Hosted virtually
January 25, 2023

MATX Webinar: The New Munich Group and 60s Political Cinema in Germany

Dr. Marco Abel, Willa Cather Professor of English and Film Studies, Chair, Department of English, Courtesy Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Nebraska
Hosted virtually
November 10, 2021

MATX Lunchtime Talk: Why Are There Several Arts and Not Just One?

Michael North, Ph.D., literary critic and UCLA Professor of English
Hosted virtually
April 28, 2021

Occupy Mall Street? Gamestonk Populism and the Meme Stock "Movement"

MATX Student Activity
Hosted virtually
February 4, 2021

Totalitarianism and the State of Emergency: Lunchtime talk
Martin Klebes, Associate Professor of German at the University of Oregon
Oliver C. Speck, Director of the MATX Ph.D. program
Manuela Achilles, Assoc. Prof. of German and History and Director of the Center for German Studies at UVA.
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for German Studies at UVA and VCU’s Ph.D. program in Media, Art & Text.
Hosted virtually
February 4, 2021

Negative Space 2020: An RSPI unConference

MATX Creative
Hosted virtually
November 19, 2020

MATX Creative Research Roundtable

MATX Creative
Hosted virtually
November 11, 2020

MATX Showcase//Fall 2020

MATX Creative
Hosted virtually
September 8, 2020

VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: "Death by Media: The Politics of The Politics of Eventocracy in the Late Eurocene"

Dr. Rohan Kalyan
School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
September 5, 2019

MATX Lecture: "The Political Aesthetics of ISIS and Italian Futurism"

Dr. Thorsten Bortz-Bornstein
Professor of Philosophy
Gulf University for Science & Technology in Kuwait
April 16, 2019

VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: "From Watchful Grasshoppers to Rat Basketball: Live Animal Displays in Science Museums"

Dr. Karen Rader
Department of History
Virginia Commonwealth University
October 29, 2018

MATX Guest Lecture Series (co-sponsor of STS' "Science Fact, Science Fiction" Series): Lee Vinsel -- "The Maintainers: Revaluing Essential Work in an Age of Innovation-Speak"

Dr. Lee Vinsel
Virginia Tech University
March 14, 2018

MATX Guest Lecture Series: Itai Himelboim -- "A Cluster-Centric Approach to Social Network Analysis of Social Media Conversations"

Dr. Itai Himelboim
Associate Professor, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Director of the SEE Suite: Social Media Engagement & Evaluation, University of Georgia
February 7, 2018

VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: "Too Much and Not Enough: Tales of a Diasporic South Asian Indian Scholar Activist"

Dr. Archana Pathak
Assistant Professor, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
September 19, 2017

"A Conversation with Graduate Students and Faculty..."

Audrey Watters
Independent Scholar and Education Technologist
November 2, 2016

"Art History for Artists: Lessons from the 19th Century"

Dr. Eleonora Vratskidou
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at The Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
October 3, 2016

VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: Oliver Speck -- "Deadly Devices: the Point-of-View-Shot in Games, Sports and Combat"

Dr. Oliver Speck
Associate Professor, School of World Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University
September 16, 2016

MATX Guest Lecture Series: Adeline Koh -- "All the Feels: Whiteness and Emotions in Digital Public Discourse"

Dr. Adeline Koh
Postcolonial Literature and Digital Humanities
Stockton University
April 21, 2016

VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: Noreen Barnes -- "Theatre History, Microhistory: The Curious Career of Robert Craig"

Dr. Noreen Barnes
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Theatre
Virginia Commonwealth University
September 4, 2015

MATX Guest Lecture Series: Casey O'Donnell

Casey O'Donnell
Video game designer and researcher, Michigan State University
April 15, 2015

MATX Guest Lecture Series: Zach Blas

Zach Blas
Artist, writer, and curator, University of Buffalo
March 20, 2015

VCU Humanities Research Center Speaker Series

Anne Helmrich
Senior Program Officer at the Getty Foundation
November 20, 2014

MATX/Department of Kinetic Imaging: Pamela Z in Concert

Pamela Z
Solo concert of works for voice and electronics
November 3, 2014

VCU Annual MATX Marcel Cornis-Pope Lecture Series: "Disaster Mitigation and Advertising Likeability: Japanese Public’s Attitudes Toward Post-March 11 PSAs"

Dr. Hong Cheng
Director, The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, VCU
September 26, 2014

Critical Approaches to Digital Humanities: An MATX Symposium

Since the early 2000s, the Digital Humanities (DH) have been celebrated as a rebirth of, or even a times a replacement for, other forms of humanistic inquiry. While many DH events focus on the digital projects and tools DH scholars produce, this symposium offered an opportunity for scholars and students to focus specifically on DH's impact, both positive and negative, on the humanities.

Keynote address: Tara McPherson Critical Studies & School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Panelists: Fiona Barnett, Literature, Duke University/HASTAC; Simone Browne, African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas-Austin; Natalia Cecire, English, Yale; David Golumbia, English and MATX Program, VCU; Brian Lennon, English & Comparative Literature, Penn State University; Amanda Phillips, English, University of California-Santa Barbara.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Habitual New Media: Exposing Empowerment

Dr. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard University
October 11, 2013

Cornis-Pope Lecture on Media, Art, & Text: Chosen Stories: Writing, Race and the Archives

Dr. Katherine Bassard Director, Department of English, VCU
September 13, 2013