Hamilton’s spring 2011 Program in New York is delving into the topic “Mediascapes: Globalization and Culture.” Under the direction of Professor of English Patricia O’Neill, the 14 students will focus on how film, art, literature and music produce and represent global culture in New York City. Participants will study the changing venues for international art, the influence of diasporic communities, and the ways in which representations of New York City have changed since the attacks of 2001.
Hamilton students on the New York program this semester are Gabriela Arias ’11, Daniel Bartus ’12, Jori Belkin ’11 Kate Bennert ’12 , Coby Berman ’12 Wyatt Clarke ’12 Joseph Harmon ’12 Hayden Kiessling ’12 Eduardo Padilla ’13 , Rebecca Pomerantz ’12, Sarah Schultz ’12 Pearl Shin ’12, Marisa Spagnolo ’12 and Ian Wayne ’12.
Participants are taking Seminar on Globalization, a “critical examination of economic, political, and cultural processes that have defined what we mean by globalization.” The Special Topics course, "Mapping the City Through Literature, Film and New Media," will introduce students to the histories and cultures of New York as they are represented in books and on screens large and small.
Students this term are interning at media or media-related organizations. They'll be blogging all semester about their internships and experiences in the Big Apple. Read Ian Wayne’s first blog about his internship at PBS’ POV here.