Eric Rauth is a freelance writer-researcher who holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton. He has taught in visiting positions at U of Oregon and UNC-Greensboro, and has worked as an editor for educational and language start-ups. Three of his translations into English from media history-philosophical originals in French have appeared from Columbia University Press and Verso. His current projects include a book about synthesis in science, fiction, film, and painting (Gauguin, Whistler, Stoker, Murnau, Philip K. Dick), and two nonfiction pieces currently under review.
The film’s childhood-centric poignancy is underscored by the depravity of today’s kindergarteners having to be concerned more with the logistics of hardened desks or evacuation drills thanks in part to[…]