In this episode, the co-hosts address the history of Coca-Cola and how it has come to embody American ideals and ideologies around the world. Along the way, they consider how important the formation of corporations was to the creation of the United States as a global superpower. For those interested in marketing, they discuss howContinue reading “Coca-Cola and American Identity”
Christopher Olson considers just how much adaption theories, and the need for fidelity, matter when you are adapting material from one culture to another in Considering Adaptation Theories in the Globalized 21st Century. via Considering Adaptation Theories in the Globalized 21st Century.
Report by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard, Roskilde University (March 6, 2009) of the Quantitative Results (This paper was presented at the Danish scifi convention Fantasticon to discuss the nature of superheroes.) A series of quantitative and qualitative questions were asked of individuals around the world on: whether or not certain characteristics defined superheroes; creating their ownContinue reading “Making Sense of Superheroes: Awareness of superhero genre conventions around the world”
As part of his master’s thesis, Christopher Olson is considering how Nicolas Winding Refn is creating and depicting a stable notion of masculinity in his films; specifically, in Pusher, Bronson, Valhalla Rising and Drive. In this blog post, he explores what is Refn’s notion of a mythical masculinity, and how he begins to develop andContinue reading “Nicolas Winding Refn and the Construction of a Stable Masculinity: Part I”
Last fall, I was invited to talk at a science fiction convention in Copenhagen, Denmark, called Fantasticon. My friend helped to organize the convention, and he knew I had spoken at other conventions in the United States. When he asked what I wanted to talk about, I decided to go with a topic I hadContinue reading “Superheroes Around the World”