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2022

Genre and Difference

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A concept that is has been popping up in recent posts is genre. It’s not surprising, as genre is central not only to film–increasingly, the focus of this blo...

What is Genre?

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A concept that is has been popping up in recent posts is genre. It’s not surprising, as genre is central not only to film–increasingly, the focus of this blo...

Weekly Digest 6-19-22

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My first digest post! Here’s a rundown of my recent posts, as well as a few things I’ve liked this week.

Whinging Poetic: Sci-Fi and Gattaca

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On my birthday last week, I watched Gattaca. I’d heard great things about ths film, seeing some online even claim it as their favorite science fiction film. ...

Weekly Digest 6-12-22

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My first digest post! Here’s a rundown of my recent posts, as well as a few things I’ve liked this week.

Superheroes: Ritual or Ideology?

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I’ve been going through some of my notes from a film genre class I took in graduate school. One week, we watched Shane and Yojimbo as cross-cultural examples...

Masculinity in Shane and Yojimbo

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I’ve been going through some of my notes from a film genre class I took in graduate school. One week, we watched Shane and Yojimbo as cross-cultural examples...

Men (2022)

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A few weeks ago, I went to see Alex Garland’s film Men. I really enjoyed it as a movie and even more in the context of my burgeoning interest in both film ge...

Start of Summer 2022

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I submitted grades last week, and it’s officially the start of the summer. I took a few days to mess around and decompress but have now started getting into ...

Document Design Activity

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I crafted an in-class activity for my professional writing class this semester that forces them to engage many of the less obvious features of Word. It also ...

Writing The Confession

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I don’t write every day. In fact, during our first class for the semester this past week, I asked my research writing students to share one thing they liked ...

Two Films on Catastrophe

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Last night I watched two films that, in very different ways, focused on apocalypse and humanity. Both Nicholas Ashe Bateman’s The Wanting Mare and Adam McKay...

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2021

Fixing Nokogiri for x86 Mac

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I ran into the following error when working on my site (based on the Minimal Mistakes theme). It built fine when deployed on GitHub pages, but I was unable t...

Memory, Document, Archive

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The role of memory is central to the humanities. The ability to recall the past in the present points to something fundamental about human consciousness: a c...

What is New About New Media?

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Some new media work frames new media in terms of computational technology. Manovich, for example, claimed in The Language of New Media that numerical represe...

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