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October 27, 2008

Off the Shelf - Episode 3

Uncanny Bodies

This episode is a spooky one for Halloween week!

Episode 3 of Off the Shelf features my interview with Assistant Professor Robert Spadoni from the English department, in which we discuss his book Uncanny Bodies: The Coming of Sound Film and the Origins of the Horror Genre.

The podcast can be heard by clicking on the player below.

In addition, the podcast can be downloaded as an mp3 file or iTunes-friendly m4a version. To download either file, right-click (control-click on the Mac) the link below the player and select "save file as..." When the file is downloaded, you can listen to it with the audio playing software or device of your choice.






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October 20, 2008

Off the Shelf - Episode 2

This week on Off the Shelf, CWRU Music department's Associate Professor Daniel Goldmark and I discuss his book Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon. Listen in and, if you'd like, sing along!

The podcast can be heard by clicking on the player below. In addition, the podcast can be downloaded as an mp3 file or iTunes-friendly m4a version. To download either file, right-click (control-click on the Mac) the link below the player and select "save file as..." When the file is downloaded, you can listen to it with the audio playing software or device of your choice.






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Explore Goldmark's book below at Google Book Search:

Daniel Goldmark also co-edited the books The Cartoon Music Book and Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema.

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October 13, 2008

Movie month at Off the Shelf

October is movie month here at Off the Shelf. I'll be talking with the Music department's Daniel Goldmark about music from the classic Hollywood cartoon period, and with Rob Spadoni from the English department about horror films from the early days of sound in the cinema. Stay tuned- these interviews will be published the weeks of October 20th and October 27th.

The technical elves and I have been busy tweaking the look and feel of our home as well and we hope you like it.

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October 08, 2008

Ohio Day of Dialog

Off the Shelf's intrepid host will be attending the upcoming Ohio Day of Dialog, hosted by Library Journal.

I am looking forward to the panel discussion entitled Interviewing Authors, as are, I am sure, future guests. The panel includes CWRU's own Thrity Umrigar. Hopefully I'll get an interview date booked with Professor Umrigar soon!

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October 07, 2008

New Book by DMLL Faculty Member

Case Daily recently announced that Assistant Professor of French Cheryl Toman's new book, Contemporary Matriarchies in Contemporary Francophone Literature, was recently published. Congratulations, Professor Toman!

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