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11/12: Mythologies

Last call for comments.

Please post a response to one of the three articles for today (read all of them for class though). Each of the essays engages with an aspect of psychology in relation to the collective or social body. 7 more words

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A Letter To Carrie Fisher

Those who know me probably know that Carrie Fisher has been one of the most important public figures in my life. She was perhaps my favorite person in the world, even if I didn’t express it nearly enough. 687 more words


BONUS BOOK: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

Genre: Nonfiction

Book Jacket Synopsis: “When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved—plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. 583 more words


Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015)

I do think that The Force Awakens leans a little too heavily on the mythos of the first trilogy, almost repackaging the journeyman hero elements of A New Hope and sending it out to us as though it were a shiny new product.  470 more words

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Johnson, 2017)

Big, bold and beautiful. It’s hard to describe Rian Johnson’s achievements here any other way. This is the kind of Star Wars film that lives up to the grandeur of the title: high stakes galore, with whopping intergalactic conflicts, no clean moral divides, and drama within an inch of all lives depicted. 434 more words

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Review

After two years, the next installment in the main Star Wars saga is here, picking up almost exactly from where The Force Awakens ends. In order to avoid spoilers, I won’t be going too in-depth into the plot, but the storyline we have here is on a much smaller scale than previous Star Wars films; taking place in fewer locations within a much smaller timeframe. 226 more words

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