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Featured Faculty: Dr. Kathryn Kein

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Dr. Kathryn Kein

  “We all come from different backgrounds and bring different perspectives to the classroom—we have so much to learn from listening to how we all approach a topic differently.” – Dr. Kathryn Kein Lilly Tomlin, Phyllis Diller and Gilda Radner My research and writing focus largely on the relationship between comedy and feminism. While conventional wisdom of second wave feminism believes […]

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Featured Course: Politics & Film

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Politics and Film

  Politics has been defined as the authoritative allocation of values within a society. Because of this emphasis on social values, politics and popular culture frequently intersect, which means going to the movies is often a form of political engagement. Film, like politics, is most effective when it is persuasive. Sometimes, movies seek to challenge our preconceptions and assumptions, while […]

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Featured Course: Gender & Sitcoms

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  Do you enjoy watching sitcoms? Curious to see how sitcoms can influence the perception of genders and stereotypes? Study the relationship between changing gender roles and the leading ladies of television situation comedy between the 1950s and today with GWST 323 – Gender & Sitcoms. Watch 30 Rock for homework, paired with a text about the show’s discourses of feminism […]

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Featured Course: The Politics of Climate Change

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According to NASA, 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. This is no small phenomenon: Fifteen of the 16 warmest years ever on record have occurred in the twenty-first century (NOAA). In addition to rising global temperatures, evidence from around the globe includes rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice […]

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