Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

This is not an organized or ranked list. This is a collection of the cultural things (mostly TV, but not exclusively) that I most loved in 2014, presented in alphabetical order. There are many things not on this list – they are absent because either I did not love them or I did not consume […]


On the eve of the Oscars, one of many award ceremonies that I’ve grown tired of watching, Inside Higher Ed posted an interesting little feature asking film scholars to weigh in on Best Picture. While I varyingly agreed, disagreed, and laughed at their points, I was shocked that none of the seven academics mentioned the […]


My semester is three weeks old, which is 1/4 of the term at Middlebury. So it’s a fair time to reflect on a few things. One of my courses, The Art of Animation, is a first-year seminar, meaning that all 15 students are new to college and the course serves the multiple purposes of covering […]


More blog silence from me, as I’ve been focusing my energies preparing to teach classes this fall. I’m teaching two courses: Television and American Culture, my annual offering, and The Art of Animation, which is a writing-intensive first-year seminar. Feel free to follow along with the course websites – TV is less web-based (and the […]