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An Academic's Sojourn Through Communication

A Subject By Choice?

(I wrote this for a graduate course on critical and cultural theories. It helped fuel my thinking about agency, fandom, and reception studies. I believe the citations are in reference … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Pop Culture Lens on Deltron 3030

I grew up in rural Northeastern Wisconsin. On a golf course. Country music was played in our high school gym’s fitness center. Tractors would sometimes keep you from moving at … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Three Approaches to Media Reception and Audience Reception Studies

This paper was part of my comp exams, or qualification exams, that I needed to complete before being allowed to do my dissertation. This paper basically serves as the backbone … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making Sense of Cinema Anthology

Edited by Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me) and myself, Bloomsbury Academic will release Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship on February 25, 2016. Making … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Possession and the Traditional Exorcism Narrative

This analysis presents an example of how we are analyzing the films of the exorcism cinema subgenre for how they reflect the traditional exorcism narrative, which you can read more … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Professional Wrestling, Smarks, and Convergent Media

As part of the project on understanding professional wrestling through the theoretical lens of convergence (i.e. convergent wrestling), I recently wrote out an explanation for how Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Convergent Wrestling: The Nature of Professional Wrestling

Professional wrestling has been criticized for its emphasis on the fiction of its entertainment rather than the reality of its sport. My partner, Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me), and … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Academic Assholes and the Circle of Niceness

Originally posted on SAS Confidential:
Author: Inger Mewburn Original: The Thesis Whisperer Two of my favourite people in the academic world are my friends Rachael Pitt (aka @thefellowette) and Nigel…

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dangerous Ideology of Trump

Tom Brokaw, with his years of experience and expertise, had this wise words to say about the ideas of presidential candidate Donald Trump. And I want to take a moment … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call for Papers: Pro Wrestling Symposium

Here is another call that is speaking to research near and dear to my heart: The Pro Wrestling Symposium: Laying the Academic ‘Smackdown’ Weekend of Saturday, 18th June 2016 Hosted … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making Sense of Cinema Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Making Sense of Cinema by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Making Sense of Cinema

by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Giveaway ends February 15, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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