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Researchers Propose 'Breastsleeping' as a New Word and Concept

Author: William G. Gilroy

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As far as titles in academic journals go, it’s quite the attention-getter. “There is no such thing as infant sleep, there is no such thing as breastfeeding, there is only breastsleeping,” reads the title of a new peer-reviewed commentary piece by University of Notre Dame anthropologists James McKenna and Lee Gettler that appears in the prestigious European journal Acta Paediatrica.

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Anthropologists Agustín Fuentes and Devi Snively on ‘Bride of Frankie’

Author: Carol C. Bradley

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Agustin Fuentes is widely known as an anthropologist specializing in primatology and human evolution. This fall, Devi Snively, an adjunct faculty member in Anthropology, will be teaching her popular course “Cultures of Fear: Anthropological Perspectives on Horror Films.” During the summer, they have another gig — he’s an independent film producer working with director, screenwriter, and partner Snively on short horror comedies including “Confederate Zombie Massacre,” “Teenage Bikini Vampire” and, this summer, “Bride of Frankie” — a “feminist take on the Frankenstein story with a ‘Taming of the Shrew’ subplot,” says Snively.

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