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    Dr. Caroline (Kay) Picart Dr. Caroline (Kay) Picart

    Dr. Caroline J.S. (Kay) Picart, Ph.D., J.D. (cum laude) -M.A., Esquire

    M.Phil. Cambridge University, England, U.K.
    Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.
    Post-doc, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University
    Joint Juris Doctor & Tybel Spivack M.A. Teaching Fellow, University of Florida
    Owner-Manager, Kinaesthetics, LLC, Sport as Art
    Producer and Host, The Dr. Caroline (Kay) Picart Show
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    Dr. Picart passed the July 2013 Florida Bar Exams and was sworn in by Judge Robert Roundtree, Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida on September 27, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida.
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    Book Cover - Critical Race Theory and Copyright in American DanceDr. Picart's 16th book was published with Palgrave Press in November 2013. Caroline Joan S. Picart, Critical Race Theory and Copyright in American Dance: Whiteness as Status Property (Palgrave-Macmillan, November 2013).

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    Speaking of MonstersDr. Picart's 15th book was published by Palgrave Press in July 2012.  Caroline Joan S. Picart and John Edgar Browning, authors and eds., Speaking of Monsters:  A Teratological Anthology (Palgrave-Macmillan, July 2012). (Purchase on Amazon)

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    January 2013 issue of Choice (the review publication of the ALA):

    Picart and Browning's book is a learned and, in places, intriguing study of monsters, with an emphasis on motion pictures, by established authorities in various fields. The editors divide the pieces more or less evenly into seven sections: “General Theories of Monstrosity” (five essays, including an extract from Stephen Prince's “Dread, Taboo and The Thing,” first published in Wide Angle, 1988); “Teratologies of Nationality and Race” (three essays); “In between Fear and Desire” (three); “Queer Theory and Boundary Crossings” (two essays, one of them Judith [Jack] Halberstam's “Seed of Chucky: Transbiology and the Horror Flick”); “Criminology, Law, and Teratologies: Between the Real and the Reel” (four essays); “The Biological Monstrous and Gender: The Human-Animal-Machine Divides” (four); and “ Teratologies and Ethics” (three, e.g., an extract from Dominick LaCapra's “Reopening the Question of the Human and the Animal”). The varied choice of authors and subjects leaves nothing to be desired. In addition, a 14-page bibliography, a 13-page index, and notes on contributors add an appropriate finish to this valuable resource. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals. -- R. Blackwood, emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago

     

    Dr. Picart delivered a paper, "Theorizing Resistance in Relation to Copyright and Choreography," at the 2013 LatCrit Conference in Chicago on October 5, 2013.
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    Newly Published and Forthcoming Law Review Articles:

    Caroline Joan S. Picart, Cross Cultural Negotiations and International Intellectual Property Law:  Attempts to Work Across Cultural Clashes Between Indigenous Peoples and Majoritarian Cultures, 23 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERDISCIPLINARY LAW JOURNAL 1, (January 2014), 37-65.

     

    Caroline Joan S. Picart and Marlowe Fox), Beyond Unbridled Optimism and Fear:  Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property, Human Rights and the Globalization of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore (Part II), 16 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY LAW REVIEW 2 (March 2014), 3-37.

     

    Caroline Joan S. Picart and Marlowe Fox, Assumptions and Unintended Consequences of Florida’s HB 87 and the Foreclosure Crisis: A Pragmatic Analysis, PENN STATE LAW REVIEW, contracted and forthcoming.

     

    Caroline Joan S. Picart, Rethinking Resistance:  Reflections on the Cultural Lives of Property, Collective Identity, and Intellectual Property, JOHN MARSHALL LAW REVIEW, contracted and forthcoming.

     

     

     

    Dr. Picart’s Recent and Forthcoming Publications in Communications, Film and Sociology:

    1.) Refereed Scholarly Communication Journal Article
      Caroline Joan S. Picart, “Reflections on Power and Intersectionality” in STUDIES IN SYMBOLIC INTERACTION, Vol. 41 (Lonnie Athens, ed., Emerald, 2014), pp. 191-214.
     
    2.) Refereed Scholarly Book Chapters in Film and Sociology:
      Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart, “Media Myths Regarding Serial Killers: A Gothic Criminology” in The Poetics of Crime – Excursions into Creative Criminologies, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, ed. (Ashgate, forthcoming 2014);
      Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart, “Is Life Beautiful?: Humor, Horror, Fantasy, and History” in The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature, JudithKerman and John Edgar Browning, eds., (McFarland, expected 2014);
      Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart, “The Documentary Impulse and Reel/Real Horror” in A Companion to the Horror Film, Harry Benshoff, ed. (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming, 2014).

     

    2013 – Dr. Picart was awarded the Book Awards for Human Rights and Globalization (for Spring 2013).

    2013 — Dr. Picart was awarded the Book Awards for Art Law and Cross-Cultural Legal Counseling for Summer 2012.
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    2013 — Dr. Picart successfully defended her Master of Arts thesis (as part of a joint Juris Doctor of Law and Master of Arts in Women's Studies) on February 7, 2013.
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    2013 — Dr. Picart exhibited 6 works at the University of Florida Art Law Society Student and Faculty Exhibit, March 2013
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    Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart, "Attempting to Go Beyond Forgetting:  The Legacy of the Tokyo IMT and Crimes of Violence Against Women as a Military Strategy," University of Pennsylvania's East Asia Law Review, January, 2012 (available at:  http://www.pennealr.com/archive/vol7.html). This essay was nominated for the International Law Student Association Best Essay Award

     

    Caroline Joan S. Picart, “A Tango between Copyright and Critical Race Theory: Whiteness as Status Property in Balanchineís Ballets, Fullerís Serpentine Dance and Grahamís Modern Dances,” (Yeshiva University) 18 Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 101 (April 2012), http://www.cardozolawandgender.com/uploads/2/7/7/6/2776881/picart_formatted.pdf

     

    Caroline Joan S. Picart, ”Colloquium Proceedings: Critical Pedagogy, Race/Gender & Intellectual Property” 48 California Western Law Review 493 (April 2012). http://www.cwsl.edu/main/default.asp?nav=journals.asp&body=journals/current_issue_LR.asp

     

    2012 — Dr. Picart was awarded the Book Awards (given to the top student) for: American Legal Thought, European and International Copyright, International Trade Law, Trade and Human Rights. She was also a part of the Dean's List.
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    Dr. Picart was Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Journal of International Law (2011-2012), and co-edited FJIL Issues 23.1, 23.2;  24.2;  Editor-in-Chief of FJIL Issues 23.3;  24.1, thus bringing the journal back on schedule.

     

    Dr. Picart was Communications Executive and Former Articles Editor and Research Editor for the Journal of Technology Law and Policy (2010-2012).  As Articles Editor, she filled the JTLP Spring 2011 issue in two and a half months.

     

    Dr. Picart was invited to present her research at a recent law conference:  Works in Progress: “Exotic” Whiteness as Status Property in Fuller’s Skirt Dance and Graham’s Modern Dances, Latino and Latina Critical Theory (LatCrit) XVI, San Diego, CA, Oct. 8, 2011.  She was one of twenty students nationally invited to present at LatCrit XVI.

     

    Dracula in Visual Media John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart,
    Dracula in Visual Media Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010,
    Foreword by Dacre Stoker; Afterword by Ian Holt,
    McFarland Press, 2010
    McFarland's publicity page for the book
    Winner, Lord Ruthven Award for Non-Fiction, International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, 2011,(http://locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Ruthven2011.html).


    Dr. Picart's Newest Book

    Browning, John Edgar and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart, Eds. David J. Skal, Forward. Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms: Essays on Gender, Race and Culture Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, May 2009.
    Nominated for the Rondo Hatton Award for Film Criticism, 2010.(http://www.rondoaward.com/rondo/rondos.html)
    To order, go to Scarecrow Press.
    Click here for a review of Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms
    Second review: http://www.beyondhollywood.com
    Third review: Taliesin's Review (PDF Download)

     

    Caroline J.S. Picart, "Copyright, Choreography and Critical Race Theory: Whiteness as Status Property in Balanchine's Ballets," Arizona State University Law Review blog, April 14, 2011. Arizona State University Law Review article.

     

    Dr. Picart published a co-authored book review with Marlowe Fox, of Marouf A. Hasian, Jr.'s Rhetorical Vectors of Memory in National and International Holocaust Trials (East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2006), Southern Journal of Communication, Vol. 76, No. 3, July-August 2011.  

     

    Dr. Picart contributed 10 encyclopedia entries to: Graphic Horror: Movie Monster Memories. Ed. John Edgar Browning. Foreword David J. Skal. Afterword Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, expected 2011 (purchase on Amazon).

     

    2012 — Art Law Society 2012 Exhibit, Legal Information Center, University of Florida Levin College of Law, March 2012
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    Dr. Picart taught a Master Class on Ballroom Dance with Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA in March 2012.
    See pictures of the class here: VSU March 2012

     

    Azalea International Folk Festival Dance Competition (AIFF Dance Competition), 2012
    View picture gallery here: Azalea Gallery - 2012

     

    Dr. Picart was a 3L Representative to the Honor Committee, University of Florida Levin College of Law.

     

    Dr. Picart taught a Master Class in Ballroom Dance at the Valdosta State University Dance Department on March 4, 2011.
    See pictures of the class here VMC Ballroom pictures
    http://www.valdosta.edu/news/releases/picart.030211

     

    Dr. Picart booked (was awarded the top slot) for a Seminar on Race, Law, Justice, in Fall 2010.
    See pictures of the awards ceremony here Book Award pictures

     

    Dr. Picart made the Dean's List at the University of Florida Levin College of Law for Fall 2010.

     

    2011 Dr. Picart taught a Master Class in Ballroom with Santa Fe College
    See pictures here: Master Class in Ballroom

     

    Dr. Picart co-edited Issue 23.1 of the Florida Journal of International Law, June 2011.

     

    Dr. Picart teaches Intermediate-Advanced Ballroom Classes with Gainesville Dance Association.

     

    2011 "7th Annual Student and Faculty Art Show Reception,"
    Chiles Legal Information Center, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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    2011 Dr. Picart was part of a panel of distinguished dance judges at the Azalea International Folk Fair World Dance Competition in Valdosta, GA.
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    Dr. Picart taught "Introduction to Ballroom", Spring 2011, at the Gainesville Health and Fitness Center
    See pictures of the class here Intro to Ballroom pictures.

    Dr. Picart taught a Starke Country Club Ballroom Dance Class, January 2011
    See pictures of the class here Starke Country Club Ballroom pictures.

    Dr. Picart taught a UCG Ballroom Class, January 2011
    See pictures of the class here UCG Ballroom pictures.

     

    Elected 2L Honor Committee, University of Florida Levin College of Law

     

    Dr. Picart taught "Introduction to Ballroom", Fall 2010, at the Gainesville Health and Fitness Center
    See pictures of the class here Intro to Ballroom pictures.

     

    New Book Forthcoming:
    Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and John Edgar Browning, Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology (Palgrave-Macmillan, forthcoming).

     

    John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart,
    Dracula in Visual Media Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010,
    Foreword by Dacre Stoker; Afterword by Ian Holt,
    McFarland Press, November 2010

    McFarland's publicity page for the book

     

     

    Invited Student Member, James C. Adkins Inn of Court, 2010
    http://uflawccs.blogspot.com/2010/09/james-c-adkins-inn-of-court.html

     

    Dr. Picart has been awarded a Florida Bar Foundation Law Fellowship for summer, 2010. http://www.flabarfndn.org/grant-programs/

    http://www.flabarfndn.org/grant-programs/lsa/2008-summer-fellows/
    Gallery of photos here

     

    Invited Board Member, University of Florida Friends of Theater and Dance, 2010
    http://www.arts.ufl.edu/alumnifriends/fotd_bod.aspx

     

    Member, Florida Journal of International Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
    http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/organizations/fjil/

     

    Junior Research Editor, Journal of Technology Law and Policy, University of Florida, Levin College of Law
    http://www.law.ufl.edu/students/organizations/jtlp/index.shtml
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    A new review is out on Monsters In and Among Us is here.

     

    Dr. Picart was part of a panel of distinguished dance judges at the Azalea International Folk Fair World Dance Competition in Valdosta, GA, March 6, 2010.

     

    LSU recognizes Dracula: The Sourcebook, A Guide to Film and Television, Comic Books and Video Gaming" here.

     

    Dr. Picart has been elected as a 1L Representative to the University of Florida Levin College of Law Honor Committee: http://www.law.ufl.edu/flalawonline/2009/10192009/

    UF Law Honor Commitee

     

    Picart, Caroline Joan (Kay) S., &lquo;Troping the Tropics: Reflections on Nietzsche's Geophilosophy and t"he Philippine Rice Terraces," ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 72-80. Final Proof (PDF) Link to article.

     

    Caroline Joan (Kay) S. Picart. (2010). “Beyond Dancing with the Stars : Sexual Sports Rhetoric in Competitive Ballroom Dance.” In Fuller, Linda K. (Ed.), Sexual Sport Rhetoric: Global and Universal Contexts, pp. 57-68. New York: Peter Lang.

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    Law Student, University of Florida (photos)

     

    Browning, John Edgar and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart, Eds. David J. Skal, Forward. Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms: Essays on Gender, Race and Culture Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, May, 2009.
    Review: http://www.beyondhollywood.com
    New Review: Taliesin's Review (PDF Download)

    Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms Cover



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