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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

Star Trek: Episode 12 of The Pop Culture Lens

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Pop Culture Lens, Christopher and I are joined by good friend and Associate Professor at DePaul University, Paul Booth, to discuss the … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Categorizing Fractured Fandom

Defining Fractured Fandom According to the discipline of fan studies, at this point in history, being a fan is considered a positive for any individual. Being a fan helps people … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Autoethnography of Collegium – Day Two

Day 2: Sunday, June 22nd On the topic of mass… I am still uncomfortable joining in on the spiritual sessions and Catholic Eucharist ceremonies that are scheduled for this colloquium.  … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 6 Comments

Comics Adaptations Causing Fractured Fandom

We are now full swing into the summer blockbuster season for Hollywood, and let’s take a tally of movies that are currently out or soon to arrive that originate from … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

3-D Printing: Desktop Manufacturing Overview

Earlier today I presented our 3D printer to the Dominican University faculty.  I demonstrated how our Cubify printer (the type seen in the featured image) works, and I discussed what … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Study of Gendered Media Engagings (Part 3): Why It Matters

This is the third part of my dissertation’s first chapter.  The first part was on defining gendered media engagings.  The second part was on defining gender. Why studying gendered media engagings … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fractured Fandom

The full version of this article first appeared at the Clearance Bin Review.  Given the importance of the concept, fractured fandom, to my work on Doctor Who and My Little Pony: Friendship is … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

VWTV Beyond Second Life: InfinityXShark and Star Trek

Although the focus of our virtual world television project is on the social world Second Life, that doesn’t mean it is the only virtual world being used by regular people to … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Confession of a Wil Wheaton Fan

I admit: in high school, I was gaga for Wil Wheaton. Allow me to demonstrate the extent of my affection and devotion to the actor best known for being the … Continue reading

April 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

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Making Sense of Cinema by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Making Sense of Cinema

by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

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