Monthly Archives: January 2019

Episode 409: Man-Bats on the Media Landscape

Guest: Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director of the National Writing Project

First broadcast January 18, 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-18th-man-bats-on-the-media-landscape-episode-408/

“We might be in that transformational moment that demands a new curriculum and a new way of thinking about a new media landscape.”

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Television, Marquee Moon

This 1977 record seems to mythologize a certain version of New York, so we look at how it was made to get to the core beneath its poetry, guitar solos and critical success.

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Episode 001 – The Library is Not a Collection of Books

This episode contains interpolated audio from the TEDx talk “The Library is Not a Collection of Books,” delivered in January 2014 at TEDx Telfair Street.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 408: We Know Who We Are

Guests: Austina Jordan of the University of North Georgia, Dani Wellemeyer of the University of Missouri Kansas City, and Jess Williams of the University of Missouri Kansas City.

First broadcast January 11 2019.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2019/01/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-january-11th-we-know-who-we-are-episode-408/

“I’m librarian-ing you.”

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Supercontext: The Maxx

This 1996 comic-book-based-cartoon aired on MTV in 10-minute bursts of weirdness. We discuss its themes of tragedy and trauma, together with how it represents feminism, while still objectifying the female body.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 384: What’s New in the Public Domain?

Guest: Laura Burtle, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Digital Library Services at the Georgia State University Library

First broadcast May 18, 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/05/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-may-18th-whats-new-in-the-public-domain-episode-384/

THIS EPISODE IS DECLARED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN (except for the music)

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Supercontext: Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Le Guin

This book attempts to redefine the novel by combining narrative with an imagined anthropological record. We discuss Le Guin’s background and mission, as well as larger questions about cultural misappropriation and utopianism.

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    • Le Guin, Urusula K. “On the Frontier,” in The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination, edited by Le Guin. Boston: Shambhala Press, 2004.

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