Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff Will Join the 2/10/22, 8 pm ET Episode of “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny”

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG @AtwoodSociety Returning to chat w/IAF is @Ritzenhoffk, an @HandmaidsOnHulu expert. You’re invited! Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff is live on Thurs., Feb. 10 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, for our discussion on race & ethnicity in The Handmaid’s Tale & role of film representations in culture. #DemocracyMatters

By Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff
By Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff

In an encore appearance, an expert analyst on The Handmaid’s TaleDr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Professor, Department of Communication, Central Connecticut State University – returns to chat with “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny” – and we’re so excited!  Dr. Ritzenhoff joins the Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8 pm ET, panel.  Our focus that evening is race & ethnicity.

Dr. Ritzenhoff has edited many books in her scholarly career, but we are especially interested in the role she played in producing The Handmaid’s Tale:  Teaching Dystopia, Feminism, and Resistance Across Disciplines and Borders (2019).  This volumes features 23 chapters that discuss Margaret Atwood’s dystopian fiction and its TV and Film adaptations to model strategies and social issues of concern; and includes contributions by 16 academics affiliated with CCSU.  It is the 2019 Winner of the Margaret Atwood Society Award for Best Anthology.

She was with “If America Fails?” for our sneak peek on October 14, 2021, and what a pleasure it was for us to be in conversation with someone with such personal experience, and knowledge and insight about The Handmaid’s Tale.  You can see video of that event here.

A more recent and another intriguing book Dr. Ritzenhoff published is Afrofuturism in Black Panther:  Gender, Identity, and the Re-Making of Blackness (2021) edited with Renée T. White.  We’ll share more about her works in the weeks to come.  In the meantime, please help us welcome this staunch #DemocracyDefender, Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff, to “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny.”  — LMO

Art by Katti Ritzenhoff
Art by Katti Ritzenhoff

WATCH Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Professor, Department of Communication, Central Connecticut State University – LIVE – Thursday, February 10, 2022, 8 pm ET, on theTruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when she joins “If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Race & Ethnicity evoked by The Handmaid’s Tale and modern American culture.

Books by By Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff
Books by By Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff

Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses on women and film, the history of film, documentary production, and several related subjects.  She has co-edited many books related to film, including, most saliently, The Handmaid’s Tale: Teaching Dystopia, Feminism, and Resistance Across Disciplines and Borders (with Janis L. Goldie), (2019) which features 23 chapters that discuss Margaret Atwood’s dystopian fiction and its TV and Film adaptations to model strategies and social issues of concern; and includes contributions by 16 academics affiliated with CCSU.  The Handmaid’s Tale: Teaching Dystopia also won the 2019 Margaret Atwood Society Award for Best Anthology.  Most recently, she published Afrofuturism in Black Panther:  Gender, Identity, and the Re-Making of Blackness, (with Renée T. White), (2021), including essays by 20 contributors.  Afrofuturism offers multiple perspectives on a cultural phenomenon through an interdisciplinary and intersectional analysis of Black Panther, and discusses the importance of superheroes and their importance to Black fans.  Dr. Ritzenhoff also co-chairs the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Cinema Studies Program, the Honors Program and the SCMS Special Interest Group on “War and Media Studies.”  Professor Ritzenhoff earned a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, and in her private life, has discovered a passion for painting in oil, acrylics and water color, recently completing her first show.  You may find her CV at CCSU, follow @Ritzenhoffk, see her many publications online, or visit her online gallery – Zenfolio.  — If America Fails:  The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production

MARK YOUR CALENDAR | February 10, 2022, 8 pm ET | Guest Panelist Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Professor, Department of Communication, Central Connecticut State University | If America Fails?:  The Coming Tyranny | TruthWorks Network

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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