Things I Do

Courses

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ABOUT ME

Fall 2017
College Writing I
Senior Seminar: Deaf Culture Theatre
ANOTHER Christmas Carol (Kent Trumbull Theatre)

Spring 2018
LGBTQ Theatre
Writing in a Digital Age
College Writing I

May 30 to June 30, 2018 in Florence, Italy
Florence Feminism & English Literature and Film

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The Medieval in Motion

International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM)

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GET LOST!

TEAMS: Teaching Association for Medieval Studies
The Once and Future Classroom

Cyberghost Professor

Dr. Robinson’s Cyber-playground

Short Video Work

“I AM the Wife of Bath, too!”

Tools & Gimmicks: Seeking Technological Empowerment for Faculty

Video work for various publications (again listed further below):
Envisioning the Good, the Beautiful, and the Ugly: American Deaf Adaptation and Appropriation of British Medieval Works.” Gwen to the Max: A Festschrift for Gwendolyn Morgan. The Year’s Work in Medievalism. Eds. M.J. Toswell, E.L. Risden, Jesse G. Swan, Shiloh Carroll, and Renée Ward. Vol. 31 (2016): 127-135.
Clip #1: Playwright Willy Conley
Clip #2: Death and Everyone “Where are we?” scene (Kent Trumbull Theatre, 2009)
Clip #3: Death and Everyone “List of Good Deeds and Bad Deeds” scene (Kent Trumbull Theatre, 2009)
Clip #4: Good Deeds Shows Her Suffering (Kent Trumbull Theatre, 2009)
Clip #5: Beauty and Her Mirror (Kent Trumbull Theatre, 2009)

“Visual Screaming: Willy Conley’s Deaf Theater and Charlie Chaplin’s Silent Cinema.” Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature. Eds. Jennifer Nelson, Heidi Rose and Dirksen Bowman. (University of California Press, 2006): 195-215. (Includes three video clips on the book’s DVD.)

Film WorkListening to You, Listening to Me, Listening to Everyone

Listening to You, Listening to Me, Listening to Everyone: A Neomedieval, Deaf/Hearing, Community Theatre Experience. This film originally premiered in October, 2012; it is currently under expansion and revision and forthcoming (see below).

Listening to You, Listening to Me, Listening to Everyone
The story of deaf and hearing communities working together to produce two plays at a small Ohio university campus theatre.
Themes: Deafness, Community Theatre, Communication, Medieval Studies, Medievalism, Audism, Sexism, Conflict Resolution
COMING: September, 2017

Stage Work

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. (Deaf Theatre Version) Adapted by Iosif Schneiderman, William Morgan and Aaron Weir. Kent Trumbull Theatre. Kent State University at Trumbull (Champion, OH: December, 2013).

For Every Man, Woman and Child—a modern morality play inspired by EVERYMAN. Written by Willy Conley. Kent Trumbull Theatre. Two Production Locations. Kent State University at Trumbull. (Champion, OH: September/October 2009). The 24th International Conference on Medievalism. (International Society for the Study of Medievalism). Siena College (Loudonville, NY: October, 2009).

Publications

Envisioning the Good, the Beautiful, and the Ugly: American Deaf Adaptation and Appropriation of British Medieval Works.” Gwen to the Max: A Festschrift for Gwendolyn Morgan. The Year’s Work in Medievalism. Eds. M.J. Toswell, E.L. Risden, Jesse G. Swan, Shiloh Carroll, and Renée Ward. Vol. 31 (2016): 127-135. (Includes video clips.)

The Cyberpunk Road away from Middle-earth toward Virtual Atonement.” The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre. Ed. Helen Young. (Cambria, 2015) : 133-154.

Electronic Tolkien: Characterization in Film and Video Games.” Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture. Ed. Gail Ashton. (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015) : 124-133.

Gesture.” Medievalism: Key Critical Terms. Eds. Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz. (Boydell & Brewer, 2014): 79-85.

The Song Remains the Same: Crossing Intersections to Create an Ethical World via an Adaptation of Everyman for Everyone.” (co-authored with Daniel-Raymond Nadon and Nancy M. Resh) Studies in Medievalism XXI: Ethics and Medievalism. Ed. Karl Fugelso. (Boydell & Brewer, 2014): 31-43.

The Quest for a Deaf Lesbian Dwarf (or Anyone Else that Might Have Been Excluded) in Medievalist Video Games: A Response to Karl Fugelso’s Manifesto.” The Year’s Work in Medievalism. Special Issue: Medievalism NOW. Eds. Karl Fugelso, E.L. Risden, and Richard Utz. (2013): PDF.

Neomedievalism Unplugged.” (co-authored with Pamela Clements) Studies in Medievalism XXI: Corporate Medievalism. Ed. Karl Fugelso. (Boydell & Brewer, 2013): 191-210.

Neomedievalism in the Media: Essays on Film, Television, and Electronic Games. Eds. Carol L. Robinson and Pamela Clements. (Edwin Neomedievalism in the MediaMellen Press, 2012).
—”Introduction.” (1-13)
—“’I’m Not Dead, Yet!’—The Pythonesque in Neomedievalist Media.” ( 339-362)
—“NeoTolkienism: Plays upon Playing with Tolkien’s Playing with Language.” With Pamela Clements. (363-392)

“Edna Sayers (f.k.a. Lois Bragg.).” Cahier Calin: Makers of the Middle Ages. Essays in Honor of William Calin. Ed. Richard Utz and Elizabeth Emery. Print: Kalamazoo, MI: Studies in Medievalism, 2011. Online: Richard Utz Blog, 2011.

A Lesson for Merging Populations. (co-authored with Daniel-Raymond Nadon & Nancy M. Resh) Teaching Drama in the Classroom: A Toolbox for Teachers. Eds. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy and Sarah Kaplan. (Sense Publishers, 2011): 139-144.

Living with Neomedievalism.” (co-authored with Pamela Clements) Studies in Medievalism XVIII: Defining Medievalism(s) II. Ed. Karl Fugelso. (Boydell & Brewer, 2009): 55-75.

Introduction: Willy Conley’s Theatre.” Vignettes of the Deaf Character and Other Plays. Willy Conley. (Gallaudet U P, 2009): 1-10.

The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the “Father” of Cyberpunk Science Fiction: Critical and Interpretive Essays. Eds. Carl B. Yoke and Carol L. Robinson. (Edwin Mellen Press, 2007).The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the "Father" of Cyberpunk Science Fiction. Critical and Interpretive Essays.
—”Introduction: A Map for this Territory.” (1-10)
—“The Brain Is a Video Game: Communication Concepts and Gibson’s Mad, Bad Video Game World.” (85-97)
—“Cyber Babes and Byte Dudes: The Environment and Body as Fluid Media for Sexual and Gender Identity in Neomedieval and Postmodern Matrices.” (187-206)

Medievalism in Video Games. Ed. with Karl Fugelso. Studies in Medievalism XVI: Medievalism in Technology Old and New. (Boydell & Brewer, 2008).
—”An Introduction to Medievalist Video Games.” (123-124)

Arthurian Writers: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Eds. Laura Cooner Lambdin and Robert Thomas Lambdin. (Greenwood Press, 2008):
—”Gildas (c. 490-570)”: 1-6
—”Bede (c. 673-May 25, 735)”: 7-15

“Visual Screaming: Willy Conley’s Deaf Theater and Charlie Chaplin’s Silent Cinema.” Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature. Eds. Jennifer Nelson, Heidi Rose and Dirksen Bowman. (University of California Press, 2006): 195-215. (Includes three video clips on the book’s DVD.)