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Founder of HWS Media and Society Program is Published

Professor of writing and rhetoric at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is published.

(December 4, 2003) Geneva, N.Y.- Linda Robertson, the director and founder of the Media and Society program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, is having a year that is worth remembering. She has written a book called “The Dream of Civilized Warfare,” which was just published by the University of Minnesota Press. As well she has written a chapter in an anthology called “Popping Culture,” which was published by Pearson Press in Boston. Robertson’s chapter is called “Air Wolves: Lone Wolves and Civilized Violence at the Movies and Live from Baghdad.”

Robertson has taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges since 1986, and has offered insight into how media helps formulate public opinion, and how media’s use of language and image influence the public perception on national issues in numerous publications.

Robertson’s scholarly analysis has been devoted to war propaganda and its historical influence on American culture—the topic of her newly published book. She has also written on the representation of U.S. and other air powers during the bombing of Belgrade and the Persian Gulf War.

Robertson is also co-host of the weekly radio show “Plato's Cave,” broadcast on the Colleges' NPR-affiliated station, WEOS.

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