John Edgar Browning is the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. His main focus of expertise is vampires — and not just the ones in books, TV, and the movies.
Bram Stoker was arguably a minor novelist when he wrote Dracula in 1897. His book has never been out of print and has piqued the interest of both the general public and – more recently – of scholars from a variety of critical methodologies: Marxist, psychoanalytic, feminist, cultural studies. One of them is Carol Senf, a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication.
Welcome to the future. Today’s date — Oct. 21, 2015 — was important to the story of the 1989 Robert Zemeckis sequel Back to the Future II. It’s the date when Marty McFly, Jennifer Parker, and Emmett “Doc” Brown arrive in the future. Tobias Wilson-Bates, a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, said we can learn a lot about ourselves by how the arts portray time travel.
This week the European Court of Justice struck down the “Safe Harbor” agreement between the U.S. and the European Union. Peter Swire, the Huang Professor of Law and Ethics at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, said the decision will disrupt the way that many major online companies are able to offer unified services to consumers
Since 2000, the Safe Harbor had been a major mechanism that allowed global companies to transfer information about users from Europe, where there are relatively strict privacy laws, to the United States. Until the new decision, companies that promised to follow the Safe Harbor principles had a lawful basis for moving the data between the E.U. and the U.S.