Film Studies at SLU celebrates its connection to The Walter J. Ong Center for Language, Media, and Culture . The Ong Center is an academic focal point that promotes interdisciplinary research in the Humanities at Saint Louis University.
The center is named for Walter J. Ong, S.J. (1912-2003), the most eminent Humanities scholar in the history of Saint Louis University and an internationally renowned intellectual leader. Fr. Ong made lasting contributions to a variety of fields, including orality and literacy studies, literary criticism, communication theory, religious studies, theories of cultural and technological change, the history of rhetoric, and media studies. His work has been widely used by contemporary theorists across many fields to illuminate how human beings organize knowledge, language, and reason.
The Ong Center is designed to continue the legacy of Walter J. Ong by fostering and supporting original research in all the fields in which he had an impact.