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Media, Art and Text Program


VCU’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Media, Art and Text is a joint endeavor of the Department of English, the School of the Arts and the Robertson School of Media and Culture. The program prepares students primarily to teach at the college or university level, although some pursue careers in related media fields. MATX emphasizes the historical and theoretical foundations essential to the scholarly study of media, both old and new, broadly defined. It provides an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages students to work both collaboratively and independently, as well as across and between disciplines and media. Students maintain a base in their primary area of research, which is usually but not always the field in which they have done prior graduate work.


MATX Webinar: The New Munich Group and 60s Political Cinema in Germany
November 10th at 12PM (virtual event)

Dr. Marco Abel, Willa Cather Professor of English and Film Studies, Chair, Department of English, Courtesy Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Nebraska, will discuss The New Munich Group, with special reference to Klaus Lemke, and the question of late 1960s political cinema in Germany. Q&A and discussion to follow.

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