Michael Curtis Nelson
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//Features

Pedagogy of the Possessed: Teaching and Learning in 'Buffy' | 13 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM

The implied pedagogical theories undergirding both Buffy and Giles's guidance of her evince a particularly American pragmatic understanding of the learning process.

'Blackmail' and the Birth of the British Talkies | 13 Jun 2010 // 4:00 PM

Originally conceived as a silent film, Blackmail was quickly converted to sound, making it the first British talkie. To accommodate theaters that were not equipped for sound, it was reissued as a silent film. The differences in the two versions are here compared.

//Reviews

Night Riders and Matinee Movies: The Relationship Between the KKK and American Film | 19 Jan 2016 // 2:00 AM

This book could not be timelier, given the nativist and racist rhetoric inflaming discourse among America's Republican Party presidential hopefuls.

'The Annotated Poe' Is So Thoroughly Poe | 31 Dec 2015 // 1:00 AM

Kevin J. Hayes' thorough analysis includes backgrounds on when and where each poem was first published, its contemporary reception, and critical assessments since.

//Blogs

Just Say Nooo!: ‘Contact’ | 15 Dec 2010 // 6:00 PM

It’s always impressive when a director can imbue silverware with horror.

Johnny Flynn, 10 November 2010 - Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio | 21 Nov 2010 // 11:02 PM

The sound of a room full of 20-year-olds singing “when you’re dead” over and over again, while Flynn provided harmony, made for an exhilarating end to an unforgettable evening.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

// Channel Surfing

"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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