Boswell Hosts Du Vernay, ‘The Simpsons in the Classroom’
There is little
dispute that “The Simpsons” have impacted American society as no other animated
TV family in history. Homer, in particular, has coined expressions so well
known that they even appear in the Oxford English Dictionary—Woohoo! In fact,
Homer’s most familiar catchphrase, “D’oh,” has popped up on cable news networks
and in error messages on prominent websites.
From educational exercises and episode commentary to in-depth analyses
on each of the five Simpson family members,
The Simpsons in the Classroom is an entertaining and satisfying installment
suitable for a classroom or the TV room.
Waltonen and Du Vernay, who became acquainted when they were graduate students at Florida State University, collaborated on this publication largely via e-mails and long-distance phone calls. Du Vernay resides in Milwaukee and teaches at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). She has incorporated “The Simpsons” into composition, literature, humanities and speech courses for more than 10 years. This die-hard “Simpsons” fan will discuss The Simpsons in the Classroom at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Boswell Book Co.