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Amanda Nell Edgar Wins Prestigious Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award from the National Communication Association

Amanda Nell Edgar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Film at the University of Memphis, recently received the 2021 Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). “Not only is this one of the most prestigious national awards in the area of rhetoric, it is…

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Communication & Film Professor embraces quirky horror in ‘Chompy and the Girls’

A new comedy/horror film produced by Marty Lang, Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Memphis, is set to release in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean platforms on September 14, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media. CHOMPY & THE GIRLS is the story of a troubled and…

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UofM Faculty Showcase Performing Arts Before the Pandemic in “A Ballet Season” Doc

When UofM faculty members David Goodman and Steven Ross first started work on “A Ballet Season” in 2018, the duo had no idea they would be telling the story of the last “normal” ballet season for the foreseeable future. “A Ballet Season,” a feature-length documentary film which covers Ballet Memphis’…

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Communication and Film professors’ book releases in paperback, wins NCA award

A book coauthored by two professors with the Department of Communication and Film in 2018 has been released in paperback format and earned recognition from the National Communication Association. “The Struggle over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter” by Dr. Andre E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, and…

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Wendy Atkins-Sayre, newly minted chair of UofM’s Department of Communication and Film, brings renewed focus and vigor to her position

As Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre recounts the highlights of her professional career,the little things stand out. The chance meetings. The unscripted conversations. The quirks of daily life that have guided her along the way. A comment from one of her first undergraduate professors — “How many people get to have a…

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‘De-Centering Stonewall’ celebrates history of local pride, archival efforts

The Mid-South LGBTQ+ Archive will host its kickoff event: De-Centering Stonewall: Exploring LGBTQ+ History Beyond the Stonewall Uprising this Friday, October 25 at the University Center. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York,” said Craig Stewart, associate professor of communication studies with the Department…

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Department of Communication and Film to partner with Local Health Organizations for Sickle Cell Awareness Day

An upcoming University of Memphis event aims to raise awareness about sickle cell disease, a debilitating blood disorder that affects up to 8 percent of African Americans. The Second Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day at the University of Memphis will take place Tuesday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1…

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