Since the BGSU conference website has yet to be updated, I am sharing this CFP (which was forwarded to me by a colleague at the college–thanks Amy!): We are pleased to (finally!) release the Call for Papers for this year’s Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies. As with last year, the conference as well…
I’m not sure how effective this will be (I’m an English professor after all), but it is a sign of progress: Ohio House committee approves limits on fertilizer spreading – Toledo News Now, Breaking News, Weather, Sports, Toledo.
“If anything, the strong commitment to “academic” goals has probably made teaching less academic—so far as the quality of learning is concerned—and more routinized than it was before. When teachers were hired for their inborn ability to “nurture” schoolchildren, many derided or disregarded their intellectual capacities. Now we’ve created a system that is so firmly…
In a conversation yesterday about Poe and “limit experiences” I was able to integrate a little horror. This clip from Argento worked wonderfully well: Inferno (1980)- underwater scene:
Strange, disturbing reading material for the day: Read the letter the FBI sent MLK to try to convince him to kill himself – Vox.
Grimm brothers’ fairytales have blood and horror restored in new translation | Books | The Guardian.
Bragg and Wilco did this for Guthrie–and did it well; the Mermaid Avenue recordings are excellent. I suspect that T. Bone is the right person for this job. . . however, Costello’s voice might not be quite Dylanesque enough. To Catch Up With Bob Dylan, T Bone Burnett Assembles A Dream Team : NPR.
Read this if you have student loan debt and are in public service in order to have that debt forgiven: Are We Forgiving Too Much Student-Loan Debt? – Government – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Nice. We own two Lebowski portraits of the Dude and his arch nemesis, Jesus (thanks to Tammy and Chris). Check these out: The Lebowski Cycle 09.
Well deserved: Miyazaki to Receive Honorary Oscar | Animation Magazine.
These are resources for accessing public domain images, etc. You will want to read the fine print to ensure that any resource you choose is public domain. http://www.loc.gov/ http://compfight.com/ http://www.openculture.com/2014/03/new-york-public-library-puts-20000-hi-res-maps-online.html http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/british-library-puts-1000000-images-into-public-domain.html http://dp.la/ http://photogrammar.yale.edu/ https://secure.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages http://www.pdsounds.org/ http://publicdomain4u.com/
In fact, that’s what it is. If we are something, we are our past, aren’t we? Our past is not what can be recorded in a biography or in the newspapers. Our past is our memory. That memory can be hidden or inaccurate—it doesn’t matter. It’s there, isn’t it? It can be a lie but…
Sign the petition: Stop NPR from gutting its climate coverage. | CREDO Action.
Video: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Watch Austin City Limits Online | WBGU-TV Video.
For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail – Disability Scoop.