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Toula @ Saarland

Posted On December 22, 2013
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Earlier this fall, Chris Toula’s presented two papers in the Rhetoric and Politics (Modern) Division at the first Rhetoric in Europe conference, held October 9-13, 2013, at the University of Saarland in Saarbruken Germany.  The event was organized by the Institute of European Rhetoric at the university with plans to publish the proceedings, and drew many… more »

GSU & SCMS

Posted On December 22, 2013
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The Society for Cinema and Media Studies has recently released the program of research that will be presented at its next annual conference, set for Seattle, March 19-23, 2014.  They include:

Ian Peters: “Total Media Consumption: Theme Cafes, Love Hotels, and Bodily Immersive Experiences.” Arzu Karaduman: “From Psychoanalysis to Film-Philosophy: What if Cryptonymy?” Justin Horton: “Vibration,… more »

Recent PhD student accomplishments

Posted On December 22, 2013
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Houda Abadi successfully defended her dissertation prospectus last week.  Abadi proposes to examine the communicative dynamics of the Arab Spring by concentrating on rural activists (in contrast to a lot of the other scholarship, which has tended to read it as a wholly urban and tech-savvy phenomenon).  Prof. Carol Winkler is the project adviser.  Abadi… more »

Reviewing Raengo

Posted On December 22, 2013
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The most recent Theory & Event (vol. 16.4, 2013) includes a detailed and strongly positive review of Alessandra Raengo’s book, On the Sleeve of the Visual (Dartmouth 2013).

The review concludes:  “Through a fierce empiricism and the articulation of an aesthetic practice and historical consciousness that highlights resistance to racism, Raengo is able to demonstrate… more »