Category: Essays

The Life and Lies of Joanne K. Rowling: Harry Potter and Folklore
By: Date: July 29, 2020 Categories: Essays Tags: , , , ,

Co-Authored by Abigail Olshin. “I chose my feeble imitation of life instead” Nearly-Headless-Nick, (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 861) J. K. Rowling was once considered the greatest writer of a generation, the pinnacle of creativity and imagination, a trendsetter for young adult fiction, but now, as she is sinking into her own…

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The Visual Language of YouTuber Apology Videos
By: Date: July 26, 2020 Categories: Essays Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dec 11th, 2019 This paper will dive into and examine YouTuber Apology Videos.  This facet of YouTube culture has been a phenomenon in recent years, becoming a complete genre of content.  YouTuber Apology Videos are a fascinating medium.  They have developed their own tropes and visual language and have even been parodied.  Analyzing their structure…

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This House is Built on Tropes
By: Date: July 26, 2020 Categories: Essays Tags: , ,

May 20th, 2019 The Haunting of Hill House is part of the 1950s American horror tradition.  Though it is mainly comparable to pieces from the world of film, it still sits soundly as a member of the family.  According to Andrew Gordon, the author of “Monster Mash”, an article from the journal Science Fiction Studies,…

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The The Adventure Zone Zone: What Makes an Actual Play Podcast Tick
By: Date: July 26, 2020 Categories: Essays Tags: , , , , ,

November 29, 2018 When it comes to dynamic storytelling, the radio drama stands out as a highly influential example.  In the age of instant access to content and the need for content to be portable, podcasts have risen to fill the need for radio on demand.  Though podcasts come in many forms, the ones that…

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