1. From The Art of Film: "The Architecture of the Capitol from 'The Hunger Games': Echoes of Rome, Echoes of Totalitarianism."
2. The response to my "On Tyrants & Tributes: Real World Lessons From The Hunger Games" week-long educational program has been absolutely amazing! Thanks to everyone who is taking part. Latecomers are welcome to register (for free!), dive into the videos and discussions, and join us for tomorrow's live webinar event.
3. Here's a Call for Papers and Topic Proposals: Joss Whedon: A Celebration.
Now accepting submissions and ideas for the second annual Pop Culture Colloquium at DePaul University in Chicago!
The Media and Cinema Studies program at DePaul University is hosting a one-day celebratory colloquium in honor of the work of Joss Whedon on Saturday, May 03, from 9-6. This event will feature roundtable discussions from scholars and fans of Whedon, speaking about his cultural impact, as well as analyzing aspects of his television shows and films. The even will also feature special guests, screenings, screenwriting workshops, and (perhaps) a sing-a-long or two…
The audience for this event is both graduate and undergraduate students, both fans and scholars, and the focus should be on informed and enlightening discussion rather than formal academic papers. “Joss Whedon: A Celebration” will take place on DePaul’s Loop campus.
If you’re interested in speaking on a round table, please send a 200 word abstract of your topic and a CV or resume to Paul Booth (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Mar 15. Also please email Dr. Booth with any questions. We hope that you will be able to join in the discussion and celebration!
4. And another! Call for Papers: Buffy to Batgirl: Women & Gender in SciFi, Fantasy, & Comics/Conference.
5. Last but definitely not least, our niece Kaitlyn is setting an excellent example for us all, dressed in her Lenoir-Rhyne University gear, ready to cheer on our Bears today in the national championship game. Go Bears!