Professor of Communication Arts
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., New York University
David Linton has been on the faculty of MMC for more than twenty years and holds the rank of Professor of Communications Arts. His research interests and publications are wide ranging including such topics as the media environment of Elizabethan England, the reading behavior of the Virgin Mary, the history of the Luddite movement, and the formation of literary and media canons. He is currently writing a book about the social construction and images of menstruation and teaches an interdisciplinary course on this subject in addition to course in communications theory, media, and public speaking.
Achievements in Scholarship and Service
“The Role of the Communication Major at a Liberal Arts College,” panel participant, New Jersey Communication Association, Morristown, NY, April 10, 2010.
“Curing the Curse in Africa: Menstrual Disability and the Corporate Cure,” Society for Disability Studies, Philadelphia, PA, June 5, 2010.
“Framing the Menstrual Disability,” Disability History Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England, June 26, 2010.
“What’s with the Men in Menstruation,” Women’s History Month Featured Speaker sponsored by Women’s Studies Department, Slippery Rock Univ. of Pennsylvania, March 2, 2010.
"No Laughing Matter? - From Shame to Humor in Menstrual Product Advertising," Keynote Address, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Spokane, WA, June 2009.
Other Professional Activities
Elected President of New York State Conference of the American Association of University Professors on April 17, 2010.
Delegate to national convention of American Association of University Professors, Washington, DC, June 8-13, 2010.
Reviewer for Women’s Studies Quarterly of article, “... Modernity and the Mortification of Menstruation.”
Reviewer for Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of article, “Framing the Fertile Woman.”
Certified as Audio Describer of film, video and other media for blind and partially sighted individuals, New York, November, 2009.
Audio Describer at film festival of “White Balance,” New York City, February, 2009.
Poetry: “The Cymbal Player” and “Shadows on the River,” ETC: A Review of General Semantics, July 2009, Vol. 66, No. 3.
“Crossing the Menstrual Line,” in Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules, Challenging the Norms. Ed., Christina Bobel, Nashville: Vanderbilt UP, 2011. In press.
“Living Culture Narratives – Crip Mates,” in Intercultural Communication. Ed., Anastacia Kurylo, New York: SAGE Publications, 2010. In press.
“Thank you, Mr. Salinger,” ETC: A Review of General Semantics. In press.
“In the Bathroom,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, April 15, 2110.
“Jesus: Menstrual Hero?” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, March 10, 2010.
“Blood on the Page: Review of The Bleeding of America,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Feb. 22, 2110.
“Charlie’s Tampons,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Feb. 10, 2110.
“Don’t Let the Cat(amenial) Out,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Jan. 27, 2010.
“MANopause; or, Hello, God; It’s Me, Margaret,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Dec, 22, 2009.
“The Cosmetetical Potential of Menstruation,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Dec. 18, 2009.
“Putting the ‘Men’ in Menstruation,” Re:Cycling, the blog of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, Oct. 8, 2009.
Produced and co-hosted series of three panels with New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) on the topic of diversity in casting and representation in film and television, January 2010.
2008-2009 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2009-2010 Achievements in Scholarships and Service