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Prison & Performance

Welcome to the start of the brand new 2017-18 academic year! I am feeling sightly off-kilter still, since the ECLIPSE took up quite a bit of the first day of our semester, but I was happy our students got a … Continue reading

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Back to the Blog

And I am finally back to the blog. The rather long absence was due to the website being compromised and my links going to weird Russian sites and whatnot. Ugh. Fortunately, then-house tech at Casa Emerowsky has fixed everything up … Continue reading

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Research Grant News

Over the summer, I applied for the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) Grants for Researchers with Heavy Teaching Loads. I was honestly unsure of my chances with this grant, although I absolutely fit the criteria to a T, in my … Continue reading

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The Literal Kindness of Strangers

Over the Labor Day weekend, I was the recipient of some kindness from strangers. Unlike Blanche duBois, though, I never rely on the kindness of strangers. In fact, I avoid strangers as much as possible. Whether that’s a holdover from … Continue reading

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Labor Day Break

In honor of Labor Day, there is no post this week. Although I suspect, that like most professors, I will be grading or working in some capacity on this fine day, regardless.berryjam.ru Enjoy whatever form your day takes, readers.

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Towards a Theory of Novelizing

Earlier this week, I listened to this fascinating piece from an April edition of On the Media: http://www.wnyc.org/story/secret-life-novelizations-2. It discusses media tie in novels, focusing on what we more often refer to as “novelizations” of feature films. You know, the book … Continue reading

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Fast Take: Revise All the Things

The summertime is supposed to be one of rest, recharging, relaxing, and spending outdoors time with family and friends, or alone–whatever your situation requires. And yet, as academics, we too often find ourselves getting behind, despite the relative lack of … Continue reading

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Even North Korean Students Hate Office Hours

Way back in this post, I discussed my summer reading plans. I have, surprisingly, read three books so far this summer break, including Five Days at Memorial, which was a great read, but chilling and painful at the same time. … Continue reading

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On the Radicalism of A Raisin in the Sun

I’m at the point in the semester where I teach Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959),  the famous play about the Younger family moving from a Black Chicago neighborhood into the all-white Clybourne Park neighborhood. I include this … Continue reading

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On The Nightly Show and Diversity

With all of the talk and arguments over diversity within entertainment, one theme has emerged, time and again: it is incumbent upon the producers, creators, and makers out there to deliberately hire more women and more people of color (POC) … Continue reading

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