Abstract: The field of cultural studies has a long and varied history. It was estab-lished in the 1930s by scholars associated with the Frankfurt School. The tradition was continued by Stuart Hall and others at the Birmingham School of Cultural Studies in Great Britain. By the late 1980s and early 1990s, the field of study […]
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“… I think of an Athenian Poland, but of an Athens immensely perfected by the greatness of Christianity” (19-year old Karol Wojtyla, in a letter to a friend in 1939, on the eve of World War II. Quoted in Shulz 108). NOTE:Â Â This is a draft manuscript; please do not quote.Â Â Work for this project was supported […]
Take any opportunity you can to teach while youâ€™re in graduate school. Itâ€™s an excellent experience. It looks great on the resume, and it will build your speaking/leadership skills. And, at the very least, youâ€™ll get funny stories out of it. So far, Iâ€™ve had a student who said he was so stressed out that heâ€™s going bald, a student who asked me for help reading her bank statement, and a student who admitted he Googled me and found out I was French. Teaching is full of surprises.
Watch the YouTube video â€œDid you know 3.0.â€ What does it all mean? We are living in exponential times and information technologyâ€™s effects on society, globally and on the individual level, are real. These changes are noticeable in todayâ€™s college students, because they are the first generation to have grown up with computers. For these digital natives, a large portion of written and verbal communication occurs through e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, instant messages, forums, blogs, etc. Shouldnâ€™t these social practices and their resulting discourse have a place in the college classroom? We have no choice if we want curriculum to remain current and relevant to our students.
On Good Friday, one of the most significant days in the Christian calendar, when Christians commemorate Jesusâ€™ death on the cross, LifeChurch.tvâ€™s Church Online gathered for an online global prayer outreach for upcoming Easter Services. Essentially, individuals from around the worldâ€”who understand each other through the magic of translation softwareâ€”logged onto http://babelwith.me and prayed together for friends and family who had not yet begun a relationship with Jesus.
The art of magic has enjoyed increasing visibility and a resurgence of interest, as demonstrated by the rising popularity of magicians, such as David Blaine, Hans Klok, Franz Harary, David Copperfield, and the production of two major motion pictures within a single year â€“ The Prestige and The Illusionist. With his number one-rated cable television show and his recent ten-year contract for a major Vegas show with Cirque de Soleil at the Luxor, Criss Angel personifies the modern-day magician who is at the forefront of the magic renaissance. This paper attempts to examine the rhetorical potency of magic by analyzing the first season of Criss Angelâ€™s award-winning television show, Mindfreak. By using Kenneth Burkeâ€™s concepts of symbolic action and identification, this paper explores the symbolic, albeit persuasive, dimension to magic as exemplified by Criss Angel.
Early in the 1970s, as increasingly diverse students were granted access to higher education through measures like the G.I. Bill, the discussion surrounding ESL students in the composition classroom began to note a distinction between how instruction should be designed for English language learners as opposed to instruction for native speakers. Authors argued that ESL students could not be assessed in the same manner as other students.