A Sienese Thanksgiving!

While Americans are busy gathering with family and friends, carving up turkey, and telling tales of Pilgrims… Thanksgiving passes by in Italy with very little passing thought. Unless you’re me, that is. I spent the weeks before and after the holiday enlightening my students about this very American tradition. Most were very interested by the history, … More A Sienese Thanksgiving!

Italy, Week One

I’ve been here in Brescia almost a whole week now. Hard to believe that this time last week the whole saga was just beginning. If you’re interested in a ridiculously long post about my time here so far, I’ll start from the beginning…

A Tale of Two Twitters: Transmedia and Adaptation in ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ and Its Successors

At the forefront of a new mode of storytelling, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries launched on YouTube in April 2012 as an adaption of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and was met with rousing success. Innovative not only for its format, in which 4 to 5 minute bi-weekly “episodes” approximated a modern videoblog, LBD incorporated a … More A Tale of Two Twitters: Transmedia and Adaptation in ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ and Its Successors

ambigrammar

ambigram + grammar AMBIGRAM, n. “calligraphic design that manages to squeeze two different readings into the selfsame set of curves.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter GRAMMAR, n. “A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.” – Ambrose Bierce