Topics Includes Critical Theory

Studies in Film

Currently, the term “found footage” is perhaps most commonly understood as a sub-genre of the horror film – one that relies on supposedly “true” lost-and-found footage of hauntings, possessions, and…

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Modern Poetry

A long tradition of thought endows poetry – derived from the Greek word poiesis, meaning “to make” – with the privilege not just to reflect the social world, but to…

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Modern Drama

Words fail. —Samuel Beckett What does it mean to stage a play in a world where talk is cheap but also incendiary, where screens have come to dominate our lives…

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Literature and Film

Famously, the Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi recounts that one day he fell asleep and dreamed he was a butterfly. When he awoke, he was no longer certain whether he was a…

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Science Fiction and Fantasy

The American author Octavia E. Butler once wrote: “There is nothing new under the sun; but there are new suns.” This ability to up-end what we consider possible and to…

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