School of Letters, Art, and Media
In SLAM, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, graduate and postgraduate studies and research in our departments and studies programs extend across a broad and creative range of textual, verbal, film and visual media, from medieval manuscripts to new, digital media and multi-media communication. Our graduates have a deserved reputation for excellence, and for their impact and influence on contemporary debates about our daily lives, social perspectives and networks, and history.
Attributes gained undertaking humanities-based studies at the School provide graduates with a wide range of internationally recognised career opportunities in research, government, teaching and industry. The internship, industry and related programs within the School, and the community and industry engagement programs of the University, enhance and extend these opportunities.
Our School offers postgraduate programs for both academic fields of interest, and professional needs. We are a leading innovator in the application of new media and communications technologies to the humanities.
SLAM is one of the five Schools of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney; the others being the Schools of Languages and Culture (SLC), Social and Political Sciences (SSPS), Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) and Economics (SE).
Professor of Poetry and Poetics Barry Spurr will feed the public appetite for enduring poetry as presenter of an exciting new series at the Art Gallery of NSW entitled 'Coffee lectures: Poetry through the ages'.
In a testament to the strength of the faculty's Media and Communications program, an unprecedented number of MECO students have been selected in the latest round of competitive Fairfax internships.
Master of Film Studies alumna and Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, Haifaa Al Mansour, had her debut film 'Wadjda' screen at the State Theatre for the Sydney Film Festival.
Paul Giles was a guest on ABC radio’s The Midday Interview with Margaret Throsby on Thursday 30th May.
A reminder about Kim Scott's lecture this Wednesday: Our Heart Land - a discussion on the Noongar painting Ngallak Koort Boodja. This event is a free event on Wednesday 5 June from 6.00-7.30pm in the Law School foyer, and registration can be made online via the University events calendar here.
A reminder about Ruth Leys lecture next Monday: The Erasure of Sense - Violence, Affect and the Post-Traumatic Subject. This event is a free event on Monday 27 May from 6.00-7.30pm in the Law School Lecture Theatre 101, and registration can be made online via the University events calendar here.
Paul Giles discussed Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby with Rod Quinn on the ABC radio programme “Overnights” on Saturday 18th May.
The Power institute is now calling for applications for 2014 Power Studio residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
The Power is proud to announce the publication of The Orientation of Future Cinema by Departmental colleague Bruce Isaacs.
Former Film Studies student Haifaa Al Mansour has had incredible success as Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, with her film Wadjda premiering at the Venice Film Festival last September. You can read more about her success and the process of creating her film here.
ADRIAN RANDOLPH: KISSING ART IN FIFTEENTH CENTURY ITALY - 20 June 2013