1. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  2. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  3. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  4. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  5. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  6. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  7. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  8. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  9. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  10. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  11. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  12. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  13. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  14. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  15. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  16. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  17. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  18. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  19. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  20. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  21. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  22. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  23. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  24. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  25. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  26. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  27. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  28. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  29. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  30. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  31. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia


Puppet States: Race, Narrative and Lo-tech Video

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Dr. Paulette Richards, executive director of the Atlanta-based digital production company Ayamedia, brings her provocative lo-tech video work challenging how we see and think about race and culture.

10/20 Tuesday at 1:30 pm LECTURE/SCREENING - UCF Art Gallery

10/20 Tuesday at 6:00 pm SCREENING/ RECEPTION - UCF Art Gallery


10/21 Wednesday 10:30am WORKSHOP - John Hitt Library Room 223

Explore related cultural, political issues w/ the use of theatrical lighting, wardrobe color, and skin tone.

Inspired by Leon Damas and other writers and artists from across the African diaspora, DR. Paulette Richards uses her own hand-made puppet dolls to tell stories of workplace struggle, self-image adjustment, emotional fulfillment and more. According to Richards, “...in his 1937 poem, Limbé Léon Gontran Damas called for the return of ‘my black dolls’ as an antidote to the ‘big bottomed puppets’ that stereotypically represented blacks in mass culture. Yet, the seductive photo-realism of Hollywood films continues to ‘pull our strings’ and influence not only how people of color are perceived, but also, how they see themselves. This lecture/ screening presents a series of short digital narratives as examples of how independent filmmakers can use low-tech equipment and doll puppets to challenge conventional modes of mimesis and representations of minority cultures.”

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