• Dru Imagining Venice

    by  • April 14, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Confession time: I grew up playing and running Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, I was About.Com’s Guide to Roleplaying Games for a number of years, and I still manage to make it out to a tabletop AD&D game once a month. At one point I had an extensively developed personal campaign world, Samru, in which...

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    Visual Literacy

    by  • April 12, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Today I received permission from an artist I admire, April Gornik, to link her essay on visual literacy to my blogs. I linked it here as well as on my blog so that I can direct my Visual Art in Ed students to read it as part of their homework. April addresses some important...

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    Sharks in Venice

    by  • April 11, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Terry and I are taking our class preparation very seriously. Since one of our goals is to discuss depictions of Venice across all media, I, as the film theory half of the partnership, have been dutifully checking out various Venice-related movies with an eye toward using them to enhance our lectures. As a result,...

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    Conference Call for Papers

    by  • April 9, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Here is the abstract for “The Renaissance of the Pilgrimage” Imagining Venice A pilgrimage to Venice, “La Serenissima,” was obligatory for those making the Grand Tour since the seventeenth century, especially for artists. From Turner to Stieglitz, artists set up their easels or cameras at specific sites in the city to transform these views...

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