VCU Launches Inaugural Lecture Series in Media, Art & Text
Virginia Commonwealth University’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Media Art & Text (MATX) will inaugurate its annual faculty lecture series, the Cornis-Pope Lecture in Media Art & Text, this week.
The series honors Marcel Cornis-Pope, Ph.D., professor of English, the MATX program's founding director and an internationally recognized scholar in literary theory and modern and postmodern literature.
The Cornis-Pope Lecture in Media Art & Text will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Scott House, 909 W. Franklin St., with a reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.
This year's lecture is "Franz Kugler: Becoming an Art Historian ca. 1830", delivered by the current MATX director, Eric Garberson, Ph.D., associate professor of art history. His research examines the early formation of art history as a modern discipline in Berlin in the first half of the nineteenth century.
MATX is a joint endeavor of the School of the Arts and the School of Mass Communications and the Department of English in the College of Humanities and Sciences. The program emphasizes the historical and theoretical foundations essential to the scholarly study of media, both old and new, broadly defined.
For more information, visit http://www.matx.vcu.edu.