Category Archives: Conversations

We Are a Legion of…?

by Matthew Boman We Are Legion tells the story of Anonymous, a loosely-connected hactivist collective, from its inception on the /b/ board of 4chan, to its pranks and political activism. The Milwaukee Film Festival hosted a conversation after the Thursday … Continue reading

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Crossing Borders

By Ryan Holifield Some borders are easier to cross than others. This is true of both countries and disciplines, as I and my colleagues Timothy Ehlinger and Manu Sobti have learned in our experience as collaborators on the first Center … Continue reading

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What is (old about) 21st Century Studies?

By Mary Mullen The 2009 meeting of the North American Victorian Studies Association opened with an enthusiastic greeting: “Welcome Victorian scholars!”  The audience laughed – they were scholars of the Victorian period, Victorian studies scholars, or Victorianists but certainly not … Continue reading

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Dying Breeds at the CIE Conference

By Molly McCourt In his presentation “On and Off the Grid: Film Narrative and the Text,” Dudley Andrew lamented the death of the “isolated, meditative pioneers like Robinson Crusoe.”  In today’s narratives, filmmakers need to get characters off the grid … Continue reading

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The Gifts from Research

In a recent Washington Post opinion piece, David Levy questions whether professors are paid too much.  Separating research and teaching, as well as research and teaching institutions, Levy seems to suggest that professors should be paid only for their time … Continue reading

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Pre-Occupy

By Annie McClanahan The cover to the “History” section on Occupied Studies recently offered the timeline below as a guide to the movement’s history (thanks to Richard Grusin for pointing me to it and for the screen shot). There is … Continue reading

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Claws versus Paws, Running Nerds, and the Case for Precise Language

by Mary Mullen I remember the first time I saw my husband run in a track meet.  He wasn’t racing; he was pacing a friend who was sponsored by New Balance at the time.  I hadn’t been dating him long, … Continue reading

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