Happenings

Prof. Charles Nero defines “camp”

For Bates professor Charles Nero and other film lovers and scholars of queer studies, camp is also a style that focuses on the excessive and over-the-top — an aesthetic that has been embraced by LGBTQ communities since the mid-20th century.

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Prof. Stephanie Kelley-Romano discusses aliens

Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Film, and Screen Studies Stephanie Kelley-Romano who teaches rhetorical theory and criticism, wrote her doctoral dissertation on The Myth of Communion: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Narratives of Alien Abductees, in which she drew from 130 interviews with people who believe they’ve been abducted by aliens. One of her conclusions is that people who believe they’ve been abducted have woven a collective myth that acts as a kind of religion.

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