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Joss Whedon, Modern Dress Shakespeare, and the Problem of Class in Classrooms

Much Ado - Kitchen Island

Both curriculum and pop culture, perhaps not coincidentally, have no problem dealing with class systems when they’re at a remove.

‘Super Pop!’ and Making (Extremely Fun) Connections Across Media

Super Pop

Quick, what do these have in common… the ‘dingy basements’ in ‘Fight Club’ (the film), the video game Flower, a couple of novels by Harumi Murakami and E.L. Konigsburg, the bathroom in HBO’s ‘Girls,’ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s ‘Empire State of Mind,’ and Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’?

Jane Austen, Edtech, and the Promise of ‘Theatrics’

Theatrics audience

“A narrative experience like ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ is compelling in part because of the great bones of Austen’s story and characters, for sure. But equally compelling is the story form, the opportunity for consumers to engage deeply with those characters…”

Welcoming ‘Sanditon’…and a Whole New Level of Fan Participation

welcome to sanditon

“Fans will not only have the opportunity to interact with the story, but actually be a part of it.”

433 Words on Why Fandom Doesn’t Belong in Schools

NJCTE

A key part of the power of the fandom is precisely that it lies outside the realms of codified hierarchy we find in school and in the workplace…

In Memory of ‘Script Frenzy': Some Free Resources for Writing for Media

The great Rod Serling dictating a script, 1959.

An array of free resources related to writing and producing media… to use yourself, or make available to others.

5 Reasons ‘Blancanieves’ is the Most Thrilling ‘Snow White’ Ever

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From Spain, a true new classic…