A new grant from the Commerce Club Foundation will help Georgia Tech students connect their work in the classroom with the Atlanta community.
Tobias Wilson-Bates, a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, said we can learn a lot about ourselves by how the arts portray time travel.
More than 118 years after it was written, Dracula still commands our interest. Professor Carol Senf explains why — and why she's eagerly awaiting the monster's resurrection.
Not so long ago, IAC and GT awarded tenure and promotion to Qi Wang, based in part on her (then forthcoming) monograph on Memory, Subjectivity, and Independent Chinese Cinema. Here is the first review of her book, published by Ohio State's Modern Chinese Literature and Culture journal.
A section from the review:
"[Qi Wang's] Memory, Subjectivity, and Independent Chinese Cinema is rich and complex. To be fully appreciated, I suspect its formal analytical focus requires a degree of familiarity with the cinematic works discussed. Furthermore, Wang’s explicit emphasis on questions of subjectivity and style over material context—whether that be production, exhibition, or reception—may frustrate those for whom Zhang Yimou, Meng Jinghui, and Shi Tou are less points on a continuum than practitioners working in quite distinct spheres. But this approach has two distinct advantages. First, it allows for suggestive connections to be made between films across almost three decades and between media forms, forcing us to reflect on what a genealogy of a contemporary Chinese “I” might look like before and beyond the digital camera. The Forsaken Generation in turn provides a staging post, a way of tracing a more subtle transition in subjectivity than the rather brutal shift often assumed between the post-1980s child and his or her predecessors. Second, the insistence on bringing fiction and non-fiction together within a single study is unusual in Chinese screen studies. Such an approach enables discussion across a generic boundary that increasingly bedevils the field, demonstrating why feature film, documentary, and video work need to be considered in dialogue with one another and with other forms of experimental cultural production. For this reason alone Wang’s book is worth reading."
Though the subject may be inherently fictional, professor and director of Undergraduate Programs in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication Lisa Yaszek will tell you that science fiction is not wholly divorced from reality.
This summer, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and LMC Professor Carol Colatrella and 38 Georgia Tech students participated in the nine-week China Summer program housed in three different Chinese cities: Tianjin, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.