Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued

So I'm super-excited to announce that on Thursday, March 8 from 11:00am to 12:15pm, I will be delivering the Liberal Arts Lecture at North Shore Community College.  This is a great event that NSCC has been doing for a few years now as a means of exploring how the study of the Liberal Arts is valuable and meaningful in modern culture and society.  I will be presenting on the following and I hope that if you can make it, you will join me as I think it is will be a fascinating journey into areas both monstrous and mundane!

Liberal Arts Lecture Spring 2018 Flyer

Vampires Get You Famous, But The Hulk Will Get You Sued: The Intersections of Creativity, Censorship, Copyright and the Commons

Why are there so many zombies and vampire movies? Where did Steampunk come from?  Why does it seem like everything eventually is adapted?  Why has Disney invested so much in fictional universes such as Star Wars and the Marvel Comics? Why does writing fanfiction come with the chance of being sued?  While some of these questions stem from the modern world of copyright and censorship, they are also steeped in the tradition and history of human cultures and their desire to tell and revisit stories.  This presentation explores storytelling through the lens of creativity, copyright, censorship, and the cultural commons to better develop a critical eye and an appreciation for what it means to engage in storytelling in the 21st century.

Thursday, March 8 from 11:00am-12:15pm.
Lynn Campus, Gym
North Shore Community College
300 Broad Street, Lynn, MA

***I definitely recommend arriving early than 11am as you may need to find parking.

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