Faculty Research & Writing
Our own Dr. Delbert Hall's new book "Rigging Math Made Simple" is now available. For years Dr. Hall has been travelling close and far, teaching, advising, and training other programs about rigging. Now he offers his knowledge and expertise in his new book.
Dr. Kinser's new article in Andrea O'Reilly (Ed.) What Do Mothers Need?: Motherhood Activists and Scholars Speak Out on Maternal Empowerment for the 21st Century. Toronto: Demeter. Read more at Dr. Kinser's personal website.
Dunn, A. (2012). Identity theories & technology. In Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society (pp. 26-44)
Brewster, K. & Shafer, M. (2011). Fundamentals of theatrical design. NY, NY: Allworth Press.
Mothering in the Third Wave brings together diverse writers from around the U.S. and beyond it. Authors blend personal stories of mothering with feminist writing and confront the messiness and contradictions that characterize feminist mothering today. Read more at Dr. Kinser's personal website!
Brown, D. (2012). Historical perspectives on communication technology. In A. E. Grant
& J. H. Meadows (Eds.), Communication technology update and fundamentals (13th ed.).
Boston: Focal Press
Dr. Weskey Buerkle's recent article he explores the ways that The Daily Show talked about the arrest of then-U.S. Senator Larry Craig for soliciting sex in a men's room. Buerkle finds that in their attempt to condemn Craig for having supported anti-gay rights legislation, The Daily Show ends up making jokes that play on stereotypes of gay men and thereby undercut the show's effectiveness in supporting gay rights.
Book published "Motherhood & Feminism"
This book provides evidence that feminism's pro-woman advocacy has attended to issues of family and motherhood in the past 150 years. Included are five themes of feminist thought and activism and how they apply to motherhood; a detailed look at motherhood from the turn of the century until now and its role in social causes and politics. Kinser also examines the evolution from 1980s pronatalism to the explosion of mommy blogs and other activism.
Faculty Research & Appearances on Non-Instructional Assignment
It has been an extraordinary first week in the homeland. Pat was interviewed for one of the local main papers in Cork City, and if you go to this link you'll find the picture and the article. Also, on St Paddy's Day, Pat will be leading the parade in his father's hometown of Mallow Co. Cork followed by a reception in the town hall with the mayor and the city council.
The first night here Pat saw an amazing production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the theatre in which he will be doing Death of a Salesman. It was done by the London Classic Theatre. Last night he saw the Godot Company (this is Samuel Becket's Official Company), also in the Everyman Palace. If you go to their webpage and you'll see a lot of info on all the companies in there including a page on Death of a Salesman. You can click on season brochure for the full explanation of all the companies and what is coming up. The company did Eh Joe, Old Tune and Footfalls and they were unbelievably wonderful (Becket as it should be done). He e-mailed Bethany Stokes to tell her she was in a league with them with her rendition here at ETSU of Footfalls two years back. Pat talked afterwards with head of the Godot Company in Paris via Skype, and the head was thrilled to hear of our productions in Tennessee of Footfalls and Come and Go.
Keep checking for updates as Pat Cronin goes through his journey of discovery this summer!
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