St. John’s University alumna and PhD recipient Erica McCrystal has produced an ongoing audio lecture series called Villains 101. Please read the following excerpt for more information:
In Villains 101, Dr. Erica McCrystal welcomes you to an audio lecture hall where you will discover the history behind some of the greatest villains of literature and media. Dr. McCrystal discusses different critical perspectives and interpretations of a new villain in each episode. She also looks at the ways in which the villain has been adapted, as each adaptation helps build a better understanding of the character.
Dr. McCrystal’s audio lecture series is an exciting manifestation of the potential of English studies in the digital age. With the reported increase in podcast usage and audiobook “readership”, McCrystal’s use of the internet and audio files to share her incisive studies in villainy is clever, convenient and relevant both to fans of villains and scholars looking for new ways to share their thoughts alike.
Access Dr. McCrystal’s audio lecture at http://www.villains101.com!