@JaniceOCG A bio of @Ritzenhoffk is live on IAF’s website. Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff, an @AtwoodSociety 2019 award winner, returns Thurs., Feb. 10 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for chat on race & ethnicity in @HandmaidsOnHulu & role of film representations in culture.
Check out the bio of Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff, now live on the “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny” website. We are so pleased this 2019 Margaret Atwood Society Award winner is returning to “If America Fails?” to continue the conversation we started last October for our Sneak Peek event. We will share more on her background as a scholar, writer, teacher, expert and artist, in the weeks to come. In the meantime, you may begin learning more about her by viewing the linked biography, or watching the video of her last appearance. — LMO
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.
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
CONTACT US “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny” for access to the Zoom chatroom—L. Michelle Odom, Senior Producer
LMOdom@OurCommonGround.com or TWN@TruthWorksNetwork.com
Watch Thursdays, 8 pm ET, January 13 to April 7, 2022, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube Channel. All Are Welcome!
SEE | IAF Bio of Dr. Karen A. Ritzenhoff | Professor, Department of Communication, Central Connecticut State University | If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny | 12/19/2021