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November 11, Nerd Nite 10

Join us for A MOST UNHOLY NERD NITE!  Sunday, NOVEMBER 11 at Carly’s Bistro in downtown Phoenix 7 – 10 pm.

Presentation#1
WHY THE ENGLISH HATE THE CATHOLICS
Devori Kimbro is a born-and-bred Idahoan, recently transplanted to the Arizona desert to pursue her PhD in English Literature at Arizona State University and figure out why Great Britain ain’t smitten with the Catholics! Over the course of about a century, English anti-Catholic rhetoric underwent a radical transformation – turning from matters of doctrinal difference with Protestantism to downright ridiculous caricatures of scheming Jesuits and lascivious Popes. In this presentation, Future-Dr. Kimbro offers us a quick-and-dirty guide to how English Protestants viewed their Catholic counterparts, and what those views meant to English national identity along the way.

Presentation #2 CHRISTIAN ROCK!
New Times music editor Jason P. Woodbury will dive into the creative fringes of Christian indie, punk, and rock ‘n’ roll, exploring records as concerned with the rapture of the power chord as much as imperative to preach the good word. Christian rock — for believers and nonbelievers alike. And no, I’m pretty sure those Bible heavin’ heathens in Stryper are not in the roll call!
Presentation #3
A LIBERTINE’S PATHOLOGY?: QUEER SHAKES(PEARE) AND A DIGITAL WORLD
Shakespeare is the dry, stuffy, and oppressive center of the western canon . . . or at least he has been made out to seem this way. But what happens to these stale and static notions of canon in a digital world? Can we queer Shakespeare and re-imagine him/them/it for the for the digital world? The short answer, yes. The long(ish) answer, come and see . . . Presenter James Wermers splits his time between teaching, writing, and helping to prepare his children to be voracious consumers of psychotherapy. He holds MAs in both English Lit and Philosophy, and is a PhD candidate in English Lit at the University of Arizona focusing on queer readings of Shakespeare.

Carly’s boasts a full bar, great food and no cover. Eat, drink and be Nerdy!

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