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Randy Malamud
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Randy Malamud is Regents’ Professor of English at Georgia State University and Chair of the Department. He is the author of eight books, most recently An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture.

Entries by Randy Malamud

It's The End of the World As We Know It

(35) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 1:24 PM

A scene on Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom recently struck me, at first, as simply an astute and amusing commentary on global warming... until the real world chimed in with one of those life-imitating-art occasions suggesting that R.E.M.'s apocalyptic song is destined to be the soundtrack of our future.

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Out of the Blue

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:47 PM

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Source: Gussisaurio at Creative Commons

The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded last week to Isamu Akasaki from Meijo University, Hiroshi Amano from Nagoya University and Shuji Nakamura from the University of California at Santa Barbara, three scientists who helped perfect the...

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Comprehending the Crash

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 11:59 AM

Why does a plane crash exert such a strong grip on our attention? Perhaps the answer is obvious, yet different crashes evoke such different kinds of stories, in terms of both media impact and more personal, emotional resonances.

Under normal circumstances, the experience of air travel is cloaked in...

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The Future of Literature

(10) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:19 AM

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best, I tell my students.

Books will probably be gone in a decade, though if we ask politely we may be permitted to keep the ones we already own; après nous le deluge. A brave new genre of e-lit with symphonic...

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