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The World According to Pixar

From “Finding Nemo” and “Toy Story” to “Up” and “WALL-E,” delve into the world of Pixar films with children’s literature scholar Joshua Eyler, Ph.D. DAY AND EVENING

“We make the kinds of movies we like to watch.”—John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar Animation Studios

Delve into the world of Pixar films with children’s literature scholar Joshua Eyler, Ph.D. From “Finding Nemo” and “Toy Story” to “Up” and “WALL-E,” Pixar animated movies are that rare breed of family film that adults enjoy as much as children. Critics have long hailed them for their strong writing and powerful social commentary. Jon Negroni’s “Pixar Theory” suggested that each Pixar film is one piece of a larger narrative about the interconnectedness of our world, highlighting the complexity and sophistication of these films. Whether you’re already a fan or are simply curious to learn more about the Pixar phenomenon, join us to watch film clips and analyze the nuances and meaning of these profoundly engaging and thought-provoking films.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1042.S18.2 Joshua Eyler On-campus 1–2:30 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018
GHUM1042.S18.1 Joshua Eyler On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018
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SECTION: GHUM1042.S18.2
INSTRUCTOR: Joshua Eyler
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 1–2:30 p.m.
START DATE: Feb. 26, 2018

Instructor: Joshua Eyler

Joshua Eyler, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct associate professor of Humanities at Rice University. Dr. Eyler was previously a faculty member in English at Columbus State University in Georgia and affiliate associate professor of English at George Mason University, where he was associate director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence. He has published broadly on children’s literature and medieval literature, and his eclectic research interests include Oz, Chaucer and disability studies. Dr. Eyler has taught a version of this course to Rice undergraduates and previously taught Reading Children’s Literature at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 26, 2018

End Date: Apr. 02, 2018

Schedule: 1–2:30 p.m.

Length: Six Mondays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Feb. 12

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Note: This course is intended for an adult audience.

Instructor: Joshua Eyler

Joshua Eyler, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and adjunct associate professor of Humanities at Rice University. Dr. Eyler was previously a faculty member in English at Columbus State University in Georgia and affiliate associate professor of English at George Mason University, where he was associate director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence. He has published broadly on children’s literature and medieval literature, and his eclectic research interests include Oz, Chaucer and disability studies. Dr. Eyler has taught a version of this course to Rice undergraduates and previously taught Reading Children’s Literature at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.

Term: Spring/Summer 2018

Start Date: Feb. 26, 2018

End Date: Apr. 02, 2018

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Mondays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Feb. 12

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

Note: This course is intended for an adult audience.

+ "Finding Nemo"/"Finding Dory"

+ "Inside Out"

+ "Toy Story 3"

+ "Up"

+ "WALL-E"

+ "Ratatouille"

This course is intended for an adult audience.

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