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Fordham Conversations: New Media and its Impact on Death

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The Angel of Grief. A 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story

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How has social media and the internet impacted the way we grieve.   Fordham University Professor Dr. Paul Levinson explains the influence of social media site’s like Facebook and Twitter on grief.  Then British website creator Jon Davis discusses his site "MuchLoved.com", where those who are grieving can create an online memorial page for a loved one who has past away. In addition, New York University associate professor, Dr. Charlton MacIlwain discusses the rise of web funerals.

Fordham Conversations: Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition

by Robin Shannon
microphones and books in front of a case that says poetry music

Bob Doran, Flickr

Professor Scott Levin has taken the traditional college poetry class and added an interesting twist. He’s combining the poetry of writers like William Blake and T.S. Elliot with musicians such as Bob Dylan and Eminem. Levin says he hopes that the Fordham class Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition will lead to other Fordham professors using more pop culture and non-literary texts in the classroom. Scott Levin currently teaches at Louisiana Tech University.

 

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