Communiqué: Communication Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series

Communique Larry LambertSeptember 28 marked the beginning of the Communiqué: Communication Studies Brownbag Lecture Series.

The series provides a venue for communication faculty and invited guests to present their ongoing research projects, to increase the exchange of ideas, and to provide opportunities for collaboration.

The September lecture, entitled “Painterly Technology: Art Communicates America’s Technological Identity in Nineteenth Century Painting,” was given by Associate Professor of Communication Arts Larry Lambert.

Lambert’s primary area of scholarly research investigates nineteenth-century rhetoric surrounding technology in written, spoken, and visual media and the impact of this discourse on the construction of American identity.
His lecture focused on early 19th century American paintings and the underlying messages within their depictions of work, labor, progress, and technology.

“It gave me a chance to present my perspective on issues and research that I am working on, gaining feedback from an audience of faculty, students, and staff who are interested and may have expertise that they provide,” says Lambert. “It also gave me a chance to engage other minds in a public process of communication,” he added.

During the fall semester, the series will be held on the last Wednesday of every month in Fireside Room B at the Grill on the IU South Bend campus from noon to 1 pm.

October 31, 2012— ”Graveyard Rhetoric,” presented by Kevin Gillen, senior lecturer in communication arts
November 28, 2012— “Stereotypes, Deconstructed,” presented by Samantha Joyce, assistant professor of mass communication

Scholars interested in presenting in February or March 2013, please send a summary of your research to Yuri Obata, at