by Amy Schultz on January 23, 2013

Each year, the Center for the Humanities provides graduate students an opportunity to take their work in academia into the Madison community. Through the Public Humanities Exchange Program, partnerships are created that reflect both the needs of the community organization and the students’ research interests.

by Zhongdang Pan on January 23, 2013

Three PhD candidates in Communication Science started the New Year with single-authored journal articles.


by Sarah Jedd on January 02, 2013

On the evening of December 12, the top 21 persuasive speakers enrolled in the fall semester of Communication Arts 100 competed in the CA 100 Speech Contest.

by Michael Trevis on December 19, 2012

From August 20-22, 2013, the UW-Madison Communication Arts Department will host the 6th International Screenwriting Research Network Conference. Founded in 2006, the Screenwriting Research Network brings together scholars, writers and researchers from across the globe to discuss the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices. Previous conferences have been held in Leeds, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Brussels, and Sydney. 

by Michele Hilmes on December 06, 2012

Scholar and filmmaker J.J. Murphy’s recent book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol (University of California Press, 2012), has been winning critical praise and stimulating interest in Professor Murphy’s own experimental film work.  Noted filmmaker John Waters really liked the book and cited it in his summer reading.

by Michele Hilmes on November 07, 2012

We hear a lot about the use of social media in political campaigns and movements.  But do tools like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube actually encourage young people to get more involved in their communities and in politics more broadly?

by Michele Hilmes on October 22, 2012

Comm Arts major and UW grad Ben Karlin (BA ’93) will be on campus this Friday, October 26th with his former college roommate Josh Bycel (BA ’93) to talk about their careers in television. At 1pm in 4070 Vilas, you’ll hear Ben and Josh talk about how they got their start in television and what’s contributed to their success.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on October 12, 2012

What did you do last summer? Communication Arts major and budding television news reporter Elsa Robins, for one, was hard at work, building up her on- and off-camera experience and setting the stage for her post-graduate career in broadcast journalism.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 14, 2012

Unless you’re a media and cultural studies scholar or industry insider, you’re probably only familiar with the products of media franchises, such as the Spiderman movies and Marvel comic books.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on September 11, 2012

The UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts is not only one of the most esteemed undergraduate programs in the country for the study of communications, it also offers one of the premier graduate programs in the field.