Monday, October 3, 2011


I just placed my order for desk copies and with the Luther College Bookstore for my J-Term (January 3.5 week intensive) Eco-Media Seminar. We're going to read Joel Bakan's The Corporation, paired with the documentary film of the same name; As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial alongside Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and the 2008 remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still (in which the key discussion over human beings' eco track record is discussed by aliens in Mandarin Chinese at McDonald's); Timothy Corrigan's A Short Guide to Writing About Film (one of the best uni writing books, end stop); and Ernest Callenbach's (the Ecotopia and Film Studies Journal guy) Ecology: A Pocket Guide, Revised and Expanded. Plus selections from Ingram, Cubitt, Morton, and others.

I'm also collating varied eco-media bits for the lectures, and this Russell Brand performance is outstanding, coming out at nearly the same time as Miley Cyrus's global warming anthem.

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