Monthly Archives: March 2018

Lost in the Stacks, Episode 378: Outside the Framework


Guest: Danielle Cooper of Ithaka S+R.

First broadcast March 30 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-30th-outside-the-framework-episode-378/

“I’m sure it’s all good news.”

 

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Supercontext: Will Eisner’s A Contract With God


This graphic novel, by one of the elder statesmen of comics, pushed the medium into new formats, genres and methods of distribution. We discuss how Eisner used a very personal tragedy to create it, as well as its unique representation of Jewish American identity.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 377: When the Past is the Present


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Part 3 of ROCKSTARS, BURNOUTS, AND SURVIVORS

Guest: Gabrielle Dudley, Instruction Archivist & QEP Librarian at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

First broadcast March 23 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-23rd-when-the-past-is-the-present-episode-377/

“I was burned. I was mentally exhausted.”

 

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Supercontext: Rick & Morty, Season 1


This animated adult comedy from Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon is on a mission to violate boundaries, while indulging in themes of nihilism and toxicity. We discuss how it’s written and animated, along with its representation of women and its non-unionized production team. 

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Lost in the Stacks: Episode 376: It Could Happen To You


Part 2 of ROCKSTARS, BURNOUTS, AND SURVIVORS

Guest: Kaetrena Davis Kendrick of USC Lancaster.

First broadcast March 16 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-16th-it-could-happen-to-you-episode-376/

“Vocational awe.”

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Supercontext: Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer


The first book in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy focuses on humanity’s weird relationship with nature and how we react to the unknown. We look at how VanderMeer wrote the book, the unique publishing strategy behind it and his choice to strip the characters of their identities, while still representing an all female cast.

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Lost in the Stacks, Episode 375: Elvis Had Left The Library


Part 1 of ROCKSTARS, BURNOUTS, AND SURVIVORS series.

First broadcast March 9 2018.

Playlist at https://www.wrek.org/2018/03/playlist-for-lost-in-the-stacks-from-friday-march-9th-elvis-had-left-the-library-episode-375/

“The Well-Read Right Hand.”

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Supercontext: Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet


This Marvel Comics storyline began in 2016 as a synergistic publishing scheme that led to the wildly successful Black Panther film. Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Brian Stelfreeze tell a tale about monarchy, nationalism, revolution, diversity and the universal trope of power.

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Lost in the Stacks, ENCORE of Episode 235: Professional Development


Part 4 of CONTROVERSIES

Guests: Ashley Maynor and Corey Halaychik, University of Tennessee Libraries

First broadcast December 5, 2014.

Playlist at http://www.wrek.org/?p=10990

“It sounded really good in theory, and then I would get in the room, and it was garbage.”

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Supercontext: Guided By Voices, August By Cake


This is Guided By Voices’ 100th record (by some fuzzy math). We discuss how they create songs and what each band member contributes. We also debate the quantity over quality ethos of this prolific band… and wonder if for some listeners it’s more like a religion.

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