Pop Culture Lens on A Christmas Carol

In the fourtieth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher Olson and I present a special episode for the 2017 holiday season by discussing the morality of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. https://ThePopCultureLens.podbean.com/mf/web/h6bxmx/Ep40_Christmas_Carol.mp3 In this episode, the co-hosts discussed how Dickens utilized a ghost story framework to relay a very relatable character in the […]

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Sukiyaki Western Django as a Representation of Transcultural Identity

Christopher J. Olson discusses how our globalized pop culture is resulting in new transcultural films where the directors act as DJs, remixing different cultures for completely new experiences.  This paper is the most recent draft of the presentation he will be giving at the PCA Conference in Chicago this upcoming April, 2014. via Sukiyaki Western […]

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Fear the Virtual World?

I must make a confession up front: I would never have watched The Ghost Whisperer if it was not for my involvement with the Virtual Worlds Research Project at Roskilde Unviersity.  I’m most certainly not a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, and the idea of the series never captured me.  Especially since it was on Friday […]

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