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CWRU Film Researcher Edits New BuñUel Memoir, with Entries on Famed Surrealist Filmmaker Father Luis BuñUel

An unedited family memoir by film director Juan Luis Buñuel, eldest son of famed Spanish surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel, spent 10 years in Linda Ehrlich’s closet. With Juan Luis’ permission, Ehrlich, an associate professor of modern languages and film studies at Case Western Reserve University, edited the manuscript, recently published as Good Films, Cheap Wine, Few Friends: A Memoir (Shika Press, 2014).

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We, Robot: AU Prof. Despina Kakoudaki Available for Comment

Robots and androids hold a powerful sway on our cultural imagination. Countless science fiction books and films have depicted artificial intelligence. Why do we find artificial people fascinating?

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Literary Expert: World War I Changed War and Literature Forever

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#TexasTech Pop Culture Expert Says #JamesGarner Was Among Last of Old School TV Stars

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Poetic Imagery Rooted in Research

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Though people might think creative writers rely solely on imagination and emotion, creative writer Christine Stewart says, “any given piece might have a huge variety of research in it.” She sometimes put as much as five hours of research into just one metaphor. “Creative writing scholars argue that anything that takes them out of the realm of imagination is research,” she explains. Her essay, An Archeology of Secrets, won the Briar Cliff Review’s 15th Annual Creative Nonfiction Contest and was selected as a notable essay in the Best American Essays 2012.

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‘Girl Meets World’ – IC Professor Cyndy Scheibe on How the TV World of ‘Girl’ and ‘Boy’ May Differ

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Adults don’t often buzz about new TV shows on the Disney Channel. When the network ordered a full season of “Girl Meets World” last summer, however, adults of a certain age took to social media to express delight, nostalgia and concern.

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Why Is It Funny? Professor Bungard Will Tell You

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A course called “Why Is It Funny” will help students think about the role that comedy has played in the human experience from antiquity to the present day.

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New Exhibit to Cool the Long, Hot Summer at the American University Museum

Exhibits open June 14 and run through Aug. 17.

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Student's Research Project Looks at How De-Roling May Help Actors Shed Intense Roles

A student is studying how de-roling can help actors who take on intense roles.

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Vanishing da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci's iconic self-portrait, drawn in the 16th century, is vanishing as the work of art 'yellows' with age. By studying chromophores, the yellowing agents that form within cellulose during the oxidation process, a group of researchers has developed a nondestructive way to determine the state of degradation of ancient documents and works of art.

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