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BA in Cultural Studies

At the Department of Culture & Media at Marylhurst University, we are dedicated to interdisciplinary inquiry, combining methods and insights from anthropology, literary theory, media studies, history, sociology, psychoanalysis, film studies, semiotics and philosophy.

Our principal focus is historical and contemporary social life, the political nature of popular contemporary culture, and the way meaning is produced through various social practices (media), beliefs (religious and political), and economic structures within a given culture.

Cultural studies examines how a cultural artifact or event (for example, a film like Brokeback Mountain or Slumdog Millionaire, a natural catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina, or "the war on terror") relates to matters of social class, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ideology, or identity.

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Faculty Present at Cinema & Media Conference

Drs. David Denny and John Urang will present at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies annual conference in March 2014.

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February 01, 2014 – April 20, 2014

Submissions for Student Digital Video and Animation Festival now being accepted

The Department of Culture & Media is accepting submissions for the second annual student video competition. Open to active students of - Mt. Hood ...

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April 14, 2014 – May 17, 2014

The Art Gym: Vanessa Renwick

The Art Gym presents Vanessa Renwick. A filmmaker Renwick has been making short movies and media installations for over twenty years. She lives in...

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April 20, 2014

Student Digital Video and Animation Festival submissions closes

Submissions close for the second annual student video competition. Open to active students of Mt. Hood Community College, Clackamas Community Colle...

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