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.
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.
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.