Eric Conveys an Emotion

I’m busy working on the new t-shirt order page and getting the forums back up and running, but I don’t think you care. All you want are more emotions. You all are animals! Animals I tell you! –Emo Eric –Eric Conveys an EmotionEmotionEric.com) From “Happiness” to “Getting a great idea… while falling to your doom,” Eric posts pictures of himself expressing emotions requested from his fans. He’s no Marcel Marceau,…

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Technology in American Drama News

Technology in American Drama NewsE-Mail) I recently received this announcement from my publisher: “I’m pleased to let you know that your book, Technology in American Drama, 1920-1950, has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.” A little googling reveals that this award is given to about 3% of the 20,000 or so academic works submitted each year to Choice (a library selection journal). In a related development, my Amazon.com ranking…

Working the Huge Room

I’d get mic’d up and have a projection screen behind me the size of a drive-in theater, to use for overheads and analyzing film clips. It was like being a rock star or something — the performative aspect of teaching took on a grandiose dimension. I’d make a silly joke and the room roared. I’d ask questions and have a field of faces to choose on at random. I could…