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Figure/Ground interview with James M. Curtis

Figure/Ground interview with James M. Curtis

Dr. Curtis was interviewed by Laureano Ralon on December 12th, 2011 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series: Jim Curtis received his BA in German from Vanderbilt University, and his MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is now Professor Emeritus of Russian from the University of Missouri, where he taught for 31 years, and where he received numerous teaching awards. Jim grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, and that may have something to do with the fact that his interests are split between American popular culture, and Russian high culture. He addressed both of those topics in Culture as Polyphony, the first general explanation and defense of McLuhan’s theories. He returned to Russian studies with Solzhenitsyn’s Traditional... Show More


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