Lectures Focus on How Appalachia Is Portrayed in Film
Stacy Takacs: "Genre and Jessica Lynch"
Lecture by Stacy Takacs, author of "Terrorism TV." Was West Virginia soldier Jessica Lynch really a female Rambo, and did the military make her a damsel in distress to be saved from Iraqis?: Explore how to spin a war.
The events are sponsored by American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Appalachian Center, the English Department, and the Environmental Sustainability Program. All events are free and open to the public.
'Reel to Real' to Take Historic Look at Film With Kentucky, Oscar Connections
Japanese Attitudes toward the United States since 311: New Perceptions for the Oldest Ally
Shanghai University Students Visit UK
A Mistake on the Edge of Time: Rusty Barrett on the Mayan Calendar
Most of us heard that the world was going to possibly end on December 21st, 2012, and that it was predicted by the traditional Mayan calendar. In this podcast, Rusty Barrett, a linguist and scholar of Mayan culture and history, explains the superstitions and misunderstandings surrounding December 21st, and a little bit about how the Mayan calendar works.