Aaron Toscano's New Book on Video Game Culture

Aaron Toscano's New Book on Video Game Culture

   January 11, 2020
Congratulations to Aaron Toscano on the publication of his new book, Video Games and American Culture (Lexington Books, 2020), which explores the significance of this important medium in contemporary culture. Digital media, as Toscano observes at the outset, are immersive technologies reflecting behaviors, attitudes, and values. The engrossing, entertaining virtual worlds video games provide are...

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Juan Meneses's book "Resisting Dialogue"

Juan Meneses's book "Resisting Dialogue"

   December 13, 2019

Professor Juan Meneses's book, Resisting Dialogue: Modern Fiction and the Future of Dissent, has just been published by University of Minnesota Press. The book is "a bold new critique of dialogue as a method of eliminating dissent." "Is dialogue," Meneses asks, "always the productive political and communicative tool it is widely conceived to be?"  In Resisting Dialogue, he reassesses...

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MA Student Costanza's Article published in the Poe Review

MA Student Costanza's Article published in the Poe Review

   December 10, 2019

Congratulations to Jordan Costanza, whose article: "Of Ravens and Romanticism: Edgar Allan Poe's Enduring Legacy in American Education and the Juvenile Adaptations of His Poetry and Prose" was just published in ...

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Our "Newest" Technology

Our "Newest" Technology

   December 4, 2019

Meet the latest addition to the department's print capabalities, the Chander & Price Pilot LetterPress.  The press will become part of a "lab" component in our course on "The History of the Book."  It's on display right now as you come into the department, but we'll demonstrate how it works early in the coming semester. It's hard to know exactly how old the press is, but it...

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UNCC English Alumnus and Celebrity Chef to Discuss Career in Media

UNCC English Alumnus and Celebrity Chef to Discuss Career in Media

   October 31, 2019

Chadwick Boyd ’93 is a noted food and lifestyle expert whose biscuit tour with celebrity chef Carla Hall has created a buzz. And he got his start right here at UNC Charlotte.

Boyd will return to campus Wednesday, Nov. 6, to talk to students about how UNC Charlotte influenced his career. Students can expect to get career advice from Boyd, as well as a chance to sample some of his famous...

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