Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Moral Landscape of the Gothic Heroine

An Ecofeminist Reading of Northanger Abbey As a satire of the Gothic novel, Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey quietly subverts the systems of Western patriarchy reinforced by the genre and its literary predecessors, questioning the structural domination of women and nature. … Continue reading

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Interview with Abigail Portner

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Reprinted from Artist Advocacy. By Brett Shollenberger. How does a drawing translate into music? And what exactly does a song look like? Abigail Portner is a visual artist who has designed album artwork for Animal Collective and skateboard decks for … Continue reading

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Collecting More of Marianne Moore

Reprinted from Dickinson Magazine, which is usually honorific rather than apologetic, but in this case explains the Carlisle, PA-bias. By Brett Shollenberger The modernist poet Marianne Moore held a place of honor among her contemporaries, such as T.S. Eliot, Ezra … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Plotz

Reprinted from Dickinson Magazine. By Brett Shollenberger Since the release of Dickinson’s Strategic Plan II in 2005, the phrases “engaged citizens” and “environmental sustainability” have been regularly invoked on campus. Yet when these ideals are well integrated into courses like … Continue reading

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Myth Buster

Nick Mallos ’07 Reveals The Reality Of The Eastern Garbage Patch April 1, 2011 Reprinted from Dickinson Magazine. By Brett Shollenberger The Eastern Garbage Patch (EGP) is a floating island of trash twice the size of Texas on which the … Continue reading

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Going for Broke

Tim Potts ’71 And George Hicks ’13 Work To Fix An Ailing State Government April 1, 2011 Reprinted from Dickinson Magazine. By Brett Shollenberger Six years ago, Tim Potts ’71 was mad as hell, and he wasn’t going to take … Continue reading

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Reflections on the 15th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

April 1, 2010 Reprinted from Dickinson Magazine. By Brett Shollenberger In early December, I traveled with 30,000 other people to Copenhagen, Denmark, and, strangely, travel agents around the world didn’t note the coldest mass vacation choice in recorded history. Up in … Continue reading

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