Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Webb gives Keynote Lecture - 2/9 @ 7PM

Keynote Lecture: "Drones, Gunships, and Good Shooting: War or Video Game?”

Prof. Allen Webb, Department of English, WMU

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 pm, Brown 3025

A reception will follow the talk.

Drawing on his new book, Teaching the Literature of Today's Middle East , Allen Webb will raise questions about teaching and learning about war and war literature, about video games as literary and classroom texts, and about war and the Middle East. The presentation will include viewing clips from the Call of Duty video game series, which has sold more than 55 million copies (approximately $3 billion).

In addition to his three most recent books published this year, Webb has published extensively in the field of English Education, is a frequent keynoter at conferences, maintains 10 websites, and has won five grants totaling $1.5 million. He served on the Executive Committee of the National Conference on English Education, and is one of the authors of the State of Michigan 9-12 Language Arts Content Standards. In 2004 Webb won the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching from the WMU College of Arts and Sciences.

Allen's webpage: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~acareywe/

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