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“You’re Different than Them”: Centralized Authority and Outsiders in Buffy

Abstract: This paper explores the rejection of an important dominant discourse in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Hush” (S4 E10). Primarily, the author discusses how the episode depicts organized institutions in a negative light, showing them to be failures when it comes to solving problems of importance.

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Critical Theory

Shock And Anger Over Grimes/McKee Oscar Snub. Hedges Burnt.

For the 19th consecutive year, many film aficionados across the county have resorted to violence after Donaghmore man Conor Grimes and his Coleraine comic compatriot Alan McKee were overlooked at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony in LA on Sunday night. 305 more words


St Mungo's Luganulk - a review

WE took the father in law to watch this on Tuesday night. He’s a Johnnies man who used to work in the Grand Opera House, as did his father before him. 510 more words


Which is the best Doctor Who story? A case study in value judgements outside the academy

‘Which is the best Doctor Who story? A case study in value judgements outside the academy’

Alan McKee

‘Ultimately the paper has a very simple project: to make explicit the fact this research, and the foregoing work of Tulloch and Jenkins, can be mobilised precisely to engage in wider theoretical arguments about cultural value. 137 more words

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Sucking Blood Straight from Public Necks - 'True Blood' and The Public Sphere

The public sphere, simply put, is the field of discussion regarding particular events, news, happenings, and the like that the Public, Us, participate in. Catharine Lumby (1999) describes it as a “democratisation of our media… a forum in which a host of important social issue once deemed apolitical, trivial, or personal are now being aired.” Different things create different spheres, and different spheres interconnect with one another. 309 more words


'The Project' as a Mediated Public Sphere

The ‘public sphere’ is a metaphorical term which describes an undefined virtual space where individuals can publicly engage, interact and debate over issues of general interest with one another (McKee 2005, p.4). 825 more words


Week 1 - Intro to Television Cultures

Firstly, I can start by saying that I originally wrote this post on July 29, but because I just moved here from Canada, I didn’t have internet at home and didn’t get around to creating my blog until a couple days ago. 665 more words