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April 22, 2009

Course Feedback: Your Thoughts about What You'll Take Away

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Dear Students,

I sincerely hope that you all got something positive or, at least, one useful piece of knowledge or skill that you can . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 10:59 AM and is filed under English Teaching.
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April 08, 2009

Why is Star Trek Significant to Contemporary American Pop-Culture?

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Recently, because I teach a Science-fiction literature course, I was asked by the public relations department of Saint Leo University to provide some commentary for Ted Anthony, a noted Associated Press journalist writing a news story on the upcoming Star Trek film and why Star Trek, as a pop-culture phenomenon, seems to resonate on an almost folkloric level with certain elements of American society. I was happy to oblige but I had to admit that it was a solid question and one that would warrant some reflection first. Since its debut, Gene Roddenberry’s famous series from the 1960s has certainly proven influential in many ways. For example, concepts from this speculative fiction about Earth’s distant future have found their way into the English vernacular and in technological innovations.

Even those who have never watched a single episode may be familiar with . . .

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This entry posted by lhobbs at 10:35 PM and is filed under Critical Theory.
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April 07, 2009

Henryk Grynberg's _Drohobyz, Drohobyz, and Other Stories_

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