The School of Literature, Media, and Communication supports a variety of creative and cultural programs to enrich, expand, and enhance the cultural climate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the community through the ongoing presentation of intellectually and aesthetically challenging programs.
As an integral part of the Arts @ TECH movement at Georgia Tech, POETRY @ TECH is the place for all things poetry on campus and beyond. The program became a reality with the creation of the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne, Jr. Chair in Poetry, held by nationally-acclaimed poet Thomas Lux, and the H. Bruce McEver Visiting Chair in Writing, which will be held in the spring semester of 2014 jointly by Ginger Murchison and Travis Denton. With visionary gifts to the School of Literature, Media and Communication and the Ivan Allen College, Henry C. Bourne, Jr. and H. Bruce McEver ensure that in a highly specialized and technological environment, students' aptitudes in the humanities are nurtured and supported as a foundation for life-long learning. In addition to poetry classes on campus and in the community, Thomas Lux will bring the finest names in poetry to Atlanta from within Georgia, all over the United States, and abroad for readings and workshops which reach well beyond the traditional notion of what a poem is and well beyond the expected audience for poetry. For more information about POETRY at TECH, email Travis Denton travis.denton [at] lmc.gatech.edu
Cinema @ Tech is the collective title for a series of film and media-related activities headquartered in Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Driven by a core group of faculty offering a wide variety of courses in Global and American cinema, in film history and theory, in animation and video production, Cinema @ Tech sponsors film series throughout the year, provides links to media internships, offers an exciting summer abroad program (Italian Film Studies), and affords students opportunities for independent film study and video production.
All students at Georgia Tech can earn a minor in Film Studies, while those enrolled in LMC’s undergraduate program can specifically focus their degree on a combination of film and media, including the opportunity for basic and advanced courses in video production. Students from LMC’s program have, additionally, advanced to graduate programs in both Film Studies and in Film/Media Production, including one who recently completed the prestigious American Film Institute’s graduate Director’s Program. The Cinema @ Tech website is regularly updated and provides information about the program in film study, events open to the general public, faculty profiles, film series, publications, lectures, and filmmaking initiatives.
DramaTech, Atlanta's oldest theatre company, uncovers and nourishes the creative talents of Georgia Tech's future engineers, managers, architects, scientists, and leaders talents that might otherwise go undeveloped in the world of calculators, computers, designs, and formulas. Each season, DramaTech Theatre produces high-quality plays, musicals, variety shows and improvisation performances that cover the spectrum of theatrical history. For more information about DramaTech, visit our webpage at www.DramaTech.org.
Faculty and students in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication have long been pioneers in science fiction studies. Literature professor Irving “Bud” Foote taught one of the first accredited college-level classes on this subject at Tech in 1971. Today, LMC is home to a number of scholars who research, teach and create science fiction. LMC faculty members are bound together by the belief that science fiction is the premiere story form of technoscientific modernity. Accordingly, they partner with LMC students and other interested members of the Georgia Tech and greater Atlanta communities on initiatives including science fiction symposia, research groups, and original radio and film productions. Many of these initiatives are grounded in the Georgia Tech Science Fiction Collection, which contains over 12,000 science fiction related items and has been written up in Science Fiction Studies as one of the top twenty collections of its kind in the world. For more information about how to get involved, see http://scifi.lmc.gatech.edu/ or contact Professor Lisa Yaszek at lisa.yaszek [at] lmc.gatech.edu.