Thanks to Andrea Kitta, Jim Kirkland, and Randall Martoccia for organizing and speaking at last night’s creepy clown forum. The event drew over 80 people, mostly students, who learned about clowns in popular culture and the origins of the 2016 clown panic. It was featured in The East Carolinian.
Andrea was also interviewed for a clown story on WNCT local news.
I hope that the department can in the future organize similar informal events related to stories in the news. If you have an idea for one, please let me know. Go English!
Check out this new essay teaser “Creativity and Balance, or the Controlling Ideology of Control” by Associate Professor Helena Feder: http://northamericanreview.org/creativity-balance-controll…/
Is it too sweeping or just too obvious to say that from falling in love to creativity itself, we must be off-balance to become?
I find myself trying not to think about writing when I am writing (things themselves…but of course words fall into this category) and, then, thinking of it constantly when I am not. I have been told by smart, talented people that we all need to find a “balance” between writing and life. This dichotomy proliferates endlessly into the mythological “balance” between thinking and feeling, thinking or feeling and doing, creative and academic work, “research” and teaching, pedagogy and public intellectual life, etcetera, etc…
Join us for “Can’t Talk. Clowns Will Eat Me!”:The Origins of the 2016 Clown Panic on Tuesday October 25th from 7:30 to 8:30 at Bate 1026! Please refer to the poster below for more information.
Cameron Green, this year’s Bill Hallberg Award in Creative Writing winner, reads his winning story, “Why the News is Bad for You,” which was chosen this year by Garth Risk Hallberg. Garth Risk Hallberg is Bill’s son and author of the acclaimed novel City on Fire.
Bob Woodward visited ECU Wednesday evening as the premier speaker of this year’s Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series, directed by English professor Jeffrey Johnson. Woodward spoke on his career reporting presidential politics, including offering insights into the current campaign season. At left, Dr. Johnson speaks with Mr. Woodward during the event.
Jeffrey Johnson, who works on the Digital Donne project, is quoted in a recent ECU News Bureau article on Digital Humanities. The article also highlights Tom Herron’s “Centering Spenser” website and Margaret Bauer’s Wilmington Massacre project, which she works on with Karen Zipf from History. Go English!
The article may be found on DISSH at ECU here: http://www.ecu.edu//cs-admin/news/Digital-Scholarship.cfm
Don’t miss the links to digital scholarship at ECU within the article.