Netflix Necrocapitalism & The House of Usher with Jane Hu & Phillip Maciak

A new season kicks off with a discussion of the recent Neflix adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Fall Of The House of Usher.”

The Twitter Elegies (& Mastodon Scolds) with Rebecca Colesworthy & Jeff Jarvis

In the finale episode of “Social Problems,” a (slightly more) optimistic look at the present and future of social media.

Graduating Senior Wins Mark Twain Essay Prize

Ashley Fredericks ’17 was awarded the 24th Annual Mark Twain Essay Prize as part of Commencement Weekend festivities for her graduating class at Elmira College. Ms. Frederick’s essay, titled “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: To Teach or Not to Teach,” enters the most volatile and publicized debate in Mark Twain Studies since the 1950s, concerning the appropriateness of Twain’s most acclaimed novel to secondary school classrooms based on its repeated invocation […]