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Fashion and Cultural Studies

Cultural studies of fashion have been, for the most part, less concerned with formulating broad theories of fashion than with observing its social uses in relation to broader issues of social power. 947 more words

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The Mechanics of Meaning -- Episode 1

The first full episode of The Mechanics of Meaning is now live! You can check it out below.

Featuring probability, loose interpretations of quantum physics, and my weird pale hands. 65 more words


A Review I Will Never Write for Ghost in the Shell

While watching the film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, I was reminded of a quote I once referenced for a literary theory paper: “The subjects who empower themselves through ‘identity politics’ are in some sense disempowered by their very subjection to it.” In the paper, I voluntarily tasked myself with exploring the elasticity between authorial intent and identity politics in… 944 more words

Intro to Postmodernism: Questioning the Truth Claim

PALS is excited to kick off our 2018-2019 academic year with a guest post by Matthew Luter. Luter is on the English faculty at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Jackson, Mississippi and author of  1,684 more words

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Psychofictive Reality: What Does It Mean to Psychorealize Works of Art? | By Kayode Olla

Editor’s Note: Psychofictive Reality is a groundbreaking theory of arts appreciation newly pioneered by Kayode Olla, an academic as well as a creative writer and artist… 3,010 more words

Kayode Olla

Mission statement

Before properly embarking on this blog I’d like to outline what is at once a mission statement of sorts, and a disclaimer. In my very short years as an academic writer I’ve grown increasingly (and, at times, prohibitively) self-conscious. 390 more words

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Objects of Abjection: The Mad Monster in Stephen King's Misery

I read Stephen King’s Misery earlier this summer for my comprehensive exams.  Then, I let the book rest for a while and didn’t do much with it.  2,901 more words