Dr. Jennifer Sasser, human sciences chair and gerontology program director, is one of several experts who will lead Oregon Humanities' Talking About Dying Series starting in September 2015.
Culture & media studies chair David Denny and English faculty John Caruso will present papers at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in October 2013.
Participating in a film theory and criticism panel, Dr. Denny will present A Postmodern Family Romance: Lars Von Trier's Anti-Christ. Caruso will present The D is Silent: Language and Law in Django Unchained.
The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association was established in 1947 to promote critical inquiry, teaching, and research in the fields of languages, literatures and the humanities by holding a convention every fall for the presentation and discussion of research in these and related fields.
David Denny is chair of the Department of Culture & Media Studies at Marylhurst. His interests are critical theory, psychoanalysis, modern literature and philosophy, and film studies. He recently reviewed Zero Dark Thirty on the Marylhurst blog.