This week's episode of Know Your Media, Drs. Malliga Och and Betsy Brunner look to the medium of books. Their guest, Dr. Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre talk specifically about the children's classic, Curious George to unpack the various representations found in these familiar tales.
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Guest Bio: Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre (Ph.D University of Iowa 2006) is a Professor of Communication Studies at Western Washington University. Her research emerges within the interdisciplinary scholarship of postcolonial, rhetoric, media, feminism and visual studies. Her scholarship is, by and large, committed to understanding the ways in which (re)presentations rhetorically constitute knowledge and to what effect. Her edited collection, Communicating Colonialism: Readings on Postcolonial Theory(s) and Communication, (Peter Lang, 2013) takes up the relationship between Communication and Postcolonial Studies. Additional scholarship has appeared in journals such as Textual Practice, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Feminist Media Studies and Communication, Culture & Critique.