Monthly Archives: September 2011

Query from Miami of Ohio prof on “Gender, Information Technology, and Transnational Cultures”

From: [] on behalf of McLaughlin, Lisa M. Dr. []
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:44 PM
Subject: [Air-L] Query re readings for course, “Gender, Information Technology, and Transnational Cultures”
Hello to all,
I am in the process of searching for readings to assign in a
newly-developed/developing course that I will be teaching in Spring 2012
semester. It’s titled “Gender, Information Technology, and Transnational
Cultures” (long title, I know, but we couldn’t figure out how to shorten
it). While I already have chosen several important readings for the course,
I’d like to take advantage of the expertise of members of this list in case
you have suggestions for other pertinent readings. Although there will be a
few readings on gender and IT in general, the focus really is on gender and
ICTs. After conducting a search, I don’t think that it will be possible to
choose a primary text that is capable of capturing the breadth of this
course, but, if you have suggestions for one, I also would appreciate
hearing from you.
[By the way, the course is cross-listed for junior and senior undergraduate
students and graduate students in Media Studies and Women’s, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies.]
Thanks and all the best,

Lisa McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Media, Journalism and Film Studies & Program in
Women¹s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Editor, Feminist Media Studies
Miami University-Ohio
Mass Communication
Williams Hall
Miami University-Ohio
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Tele: 513-529-3547
Fax: 513-529-1835

Check out the most recent issue of CCC

Thanks to Will Banks for pointing out the new issue of CCC on indigenous and ethnic rhetorics:

That link should get you to it, but you’ll need to enter your ECU account info … I hope it works.  If not, just go to the e-journals on the library page, look for College Composition & Communication and choose the link that takes you to NCTE.  The most recent issue is there.

Reminder from our chair about Rushdie’s visit on October 5

As you have undoubtedly heard, Sir Salman Rushdie is coming to ECU on Wednesday, October 5. He will make a presentation that evening in Wright Auditorium. Each faculty member and student is entitled to one free ticket, and additional ones can be purchased at the central ticket office in Mendenhall.I encourage you not only to attend what promises to be an engaging evening, but also to announce this in your classes and encourage your students to attend. This is a truly unique opportunity to hear one of the most influential writers of our time. Copies of his novels will be available for purchase, and Rushdie will sign autographs after his presentation.

Jeffrey Johnson, Chair

Department of English

Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858



Salman Rushdie presentation

Please note this invitation from Professor Deena concerning Salman Rushdie:

COLLEAGUES, WE HAVE A FEW MORE SEATS FOR THE FIRST PRESENTATION BY SALMAN RUSHDIE TO MY CLASS. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. FIRST COME, FIRST ACCEPTED. ADMISSION IS FREE. 6 PM THIS THURSDAY IN BATE 1006 ENGL 7365.001 MULTICULTURAL AND TRANSNATIONAL LITERATURES SEMINAR Instructors: Prof. Seodial Frank H. Deena and Others, Fall 2011, Classroom: Bate 1006 (Dean’s Conference Room), Time: Th 6:30 PM, but we need to be there by 6:00 for a trial run. Special Topics: Salman Rushdie & His Works “Globalization and Postmodernism in Multicultural Discourse Studies: Literature and Politics in the Modern World.” Special Note: Class will participate in two satellite lectures (Sept. 15 and Nov. 3) and one live campus lecture by Rushdie (Oct. 5). It’s a rare opportunity to have a world renowned author three times during the semester!!! “At the Premier Lecture on Oct. 5, ECU will be honored to welcome Sir Salman Rushdie, current distinguished writer in residence in the Department of English at Emory University. Rushdie is one of the world’s most engaged and outspoken intellectuals and a fervent advocate for freedom of expression. He will explore the intersection of competing ideas in “Public Events, Private Lives: Literature and Politics in the Modern World”” (Lacey L. Gray, MA, Director of Marketing and Communications, Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences, East Carolina University).