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Jun 9, 2014
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THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN HETROGLOSSIA By Jeanne S. M. Willette Part Five of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Hetroglossia, Part Two was posted on March 7, 2014 on Art History Unstuffed. Fueled by the political unrest of 1968, anti-authoritarian ideas of the carnivalesque threated the long-held notions of a [more]
Jun 3, 2014
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IMG_5600Last semester I taught an Integrated Learning/Creative Action sophomore class on Branding and branded the venerable Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. I first became acquainted with it when my old English Professors in Pomona College, Richard Barnes and Robert Mezey, gave a poetry reading there. It was a balmy summer night, ensconced in a splendid, [more]
Jun 2, 2014
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  THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part Four of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Hetroglossia, Part One was posted on February 28, 2014. Continuing the earlier discussions on the website of intertexuality and linguistic critiques, this post investigates the breakdown of Structuralism into Post-Structuralism, a collapse that began in the [more]
May 26, 2014
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 THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part Four of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Hetroglossia, Part One was posted on February 28, 2014. Continuing the earlier discussions on the website of intertexuality and linguistic critiques, this post investigates the breakdown of Structuralism into Post-Structuralism, a collapse that began in the 1980s. [more]
May 23, 2014
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THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part Six of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and the Meaning of Art was posted on March 14, 2014. This post examines the state of a “work of art” once it is de-defined as “work” and is redefined as “text.” All meanings in literature are plural, [more]
May 21, 2014
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Ah humility. Not my first – to use a word bouncing around in our department these days – mode. I’m a teacher. I like to know what I know and tell you what I know. But I have a confession. I don’t know that much about integrating tech in the classroom, and at EduSocal on [more]
May 16, 2014
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photoFarewell Celebrations for Sammy A “Farewell Celebration” is an oxymoron, like a graduation, which is an exit, being called a “commencement.” But it is also customary to say “Good-by and Good Luck.” Our beloved President, Samuel Hoi is stepping down and is leaving Otis College of Art and Design for Maryland Institute College of Art. [more]
May 12, 2014
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THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part Three of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and the Trail of the Floating Signifier, was posted on February 21, 2014. The post discusses the introduction of pluralism into philosophy, a linguistic critique of the idea of a fixed meaning, now disrupted by the “floating signifier.” [more]
May 2, 2014
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WASC SIG SCHA group of Otis faculty and administrators recently attended the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “As Others See Us: Higher Education 360.” The others, students, parents, policymakers, employers, etc., are increasingly asking for more accountability and transparency about the costs, outcomes, meaning, and integrity [more]
Apr 28, 2014
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THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part One of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Intertextuality, was posted on February 7, 2014. This post creates a foundation for the concept of intertextuality by introducing the ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin and tracing the impact of the thought of the Russian literary theorist through [more]

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