Limestone's Schenning Is Featured Presenter; Dr. Nichols Also Joins Panel
Brett Schenning, Preceptor of Art & Interdisciplinary Studies at Limestone College, was a featured presenter recently on the “Americans and the Archive” panel at the 2019 Popular Culture Association's national conference in Washington, D.C. Schenning's presentation revealed how the FX television series, The Americans, serves as an archive for the artistic impulses of the Film Noir genre. He was joined on the panel by Dr. Tharon Howard, Professor of Professional Communications at Clemson University, and Dr. Randy D. Nichols, Associate Professor of Professional Communication at Limestone College. Howard spoke on Russian hacking in the show, while Nichols spoke on uses of technology in the television series. While Schenning's panel was part of the "Communication and Digital Culture" area of the annual conference, the presentation drew members of other conference areas with interests ranging from television to spy-related topics. There was a call by audience members for a panel-edited book on the topic. The Popular Culture Association's annual meeting is one of the largest academic-related conferences in the nation. Schenning has served as a freelance photographer, gallery director, exhibitions assistant, and art instructor for children and adults. He has taught a variety of photography, drawing, and painting classes at Waterworks. He is a professional photographer and currently teaches photography and visual arts at Limestone.