Higher Ed’s Non-Revolution of the 90s

Think back. What was the revolutionary technological advance of the 1990s that we thought pointed the way to the future of higher education?  It was “interactive television,” of course! Interactive television was at the center of the revolution in education called “distance learning.”  It would connect classrooms within a city, state, or even (with some […]

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Studying Your Television

The last two weeks have seen academic conferences on The Sopranos and Buffy The Vampire Slayer at Fordham University and Henderson State University respectively. What did they have to offer? The Fordham conference featured papers on “Carmela Soprano as Emma Bovary: European Culture, Taste, and Class in The Sopranos“, “A ‘Finook’ in the Crew: Vito […]

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