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Roberts, John



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research overview

  • My research explores the relationship between media aesthetics and the production of knowledge, focusing primarily on film and visual culture. I am currently researching the visual culture of conspiracy in relation to the narrativization of time.


  • Visual Culture



courses taught

  • CMCI 1000 - Special Introductory Topics in CMCI
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Investigates special introductory topics in media, communication and information. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics.
  • MDST 2002 - Media and Communication History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Examines the historical development of communication forms, tools, technologies and institutions (orality, writing, printing, photography, film, radio, television, computers, internet); their influence on culture (forms of expression and social relationships); and their impact on social and individual experience. Applies knowledge of communication history to contemporary social issues and problems in media and society, domestically and internationally.
  • MDST 2032 - Visual Literacies & Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Examines cultural visual experiences from critical perspectives and social effects. The course acquaints students with visual design in ways that include image-making as a cognitive and perceptual practice, the production of visual significance and meaning, and the role of technology in creating and understanding mediated images. Students will use a variety of means to produce visual narratives.


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