Sep. 27th, 2011

wolven7: (Me)
So here's The Deal. I have a bare-bones Syllabus-- readings, objectives, grade distribution, expectations of participation, but no layout for the readings. My main issue, here, is that I haven't had time to read over their suggested texts, yet, so I don't exactly know how I'd Teach them. I can talk about the ideas I want to connect, but I don't know how the book lays them out, so I can't present them.

So what I'm going to do is talk to the people interviewing me. I will talk to them about anything they want to know. Then, after all of that (20-30 minutes, they say), I will hand them this sample syllabus.

I think this can work.

I need to shine my boots, shave, and lay out my suit.

See you on the other side.
wolven7: (The Very Devil)
The KSU Interview went REALLY well. They seemed to really like me and they appreciated my enthusiasm for the educational endeavour. After about ten minutes, they tended to use the present tense when they talked about the resources and opportunities to which I would have access, which indicates that they were thinking of me as already having the job. That is always a good sign.

Also? They loved the fact that I integrate pop-culture into my academic work and also the idea of the The Institute for Comics Studies Academic Conference. In addition to that, they Heavily Encourage the integration of web-based learning techniques to shore up class discussions, and to help the students get more comfortable participating and interacting in and out of class.

The next step is that they'll finish up their interviews, and then send candidate names to the Associate Director, who will then make the final determination. Should hear back in two to three weeks.

They're a young program-- the History and Philosophy Department just got the Philosophy Major, this past year-- so I'd be getting in on the ground floor. Very encouraged, but not putting all of my eggs in that one basket. I have other things to shore up, like my damn GRE.

So far, it's been a pretty good day.
wolven7: (Me)
Weaponized is proud to announce the publication of ‘The Immanence of Myth’, an anthology arranged by James Curcio of Mythos Media. This anthology includes conversations, art and articles with those in the creative process, from up-and-comers and long-time underground myth-makers to celebrated artists such as Laurie Lipton and David Mack.

It is available in print now through major retailers, and will be available in Kindle and other eBook formats autumn 2011. The Immanence of Myth will be core curriculum in ‘The Apocalyptic Imaginary,” a 200 level comp lit course at Binghamton university, the first in what will hopefully be many classes to explore the interdisciplinary approach outlined within its pages.
http://binghamton.academia.edu/RowanTepper/Teaching/25328/COLI_211B_-The_Apocalyptic_Imaginary_-_Syllabus_Fall_2011

About ‘The Immanence of Myth’:
Thinkers such as Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade, Karl Kerenyi, and many others have helped to popularize an awareness of the psychological significance of archaic myth inside, as well as outside, the ivory tower of academia. However, the vast majority of their work has been focused on understanding and legitimizing the myths of the past.

The Immanence of Myth uses a deep but also conversational, honest and even subversive approach towards looking at the issue of mythology in our lives today, especially as the book moves towards personal mythology and conversations with current mythic artists.

More about ‘The Immanence of Myth’ http://iom.weaponized.net

Nearly half of this book was written by James Curcio, a writer and artist with extensive independent media experience. Since getting involved in media production as co-founder of Evolving Media in 2000—the first in many media/arts collectives he helped organize—he has built engaging narratives, utilizing the mediums best suited to the task.

He says, “I am excited to be building a platform for the exploration of the subject of mythology in a modern light, both through the release of this book and the website modernmythology.net, and believe that Weaponized is the perfect partner to bring this to fruition. I hope that this continues to be a springboard for the much-needed discussion of the role that myth plays in all our lives, as well as the creation of new media which builds upon this knowledge.”

John Harrigan of Weaponized says “One of the key reasons FoolishPeople founded the Weaponized imprint was to ensure that important works such as ‘The Immanence of Myth’ are published and made widely available. Now more than ever the subject of Myth is of vital importance to the very nature of humanity and we’re proud to publish this book.”

About Weaponized:

Weaponized publishes experimental forms of fiction, prose and art that offer new ways to experience stories and myth. They are passionately committed to finding unique narrative hybrids that challenge, engage, inform and inspire readers.

The imprint was founded by FoolishPeople, FoolishPeople create film, theatre, music and books and curate and engineer immersive experiences that have the power to raise the numinous within the spectator. FoolishPeople are currently shooting ’Strange Factories’ in Prague, a ground breaking immersive film that will be toured and presented within an immersive theatre event created by FoolishPeople that explores the early history of cinema and film via the touring traditions of Phantasmagoria and theatric arcana.

Since its launch in August 2010 Weaponized has published FoolishPeople scripts ‘Cirxus’ and ‘Dead Language’ by John Harrigan, ‘The Sparky Show’ by Xanadu Xero and ‘Forum’ by Richard Webb and‘Citizen Y’ written by John Harrigan and James Curcio in April.

www.weaponized.net

PRESS CONTACT
For further information please email
press@weaponized.net

To order in the US: order through a bookstore via ISBN 9781907810084, then go to http://iom.weaponized.net and report your experience.
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