Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #5: The Homeric Epics and Evolutionary Psychology

Homer’s epic poems of the Iliad and the Odyssey remain seminal works in the western canon of literature, and are still being studied and adapted after over a thousand years of its composition. In Jonathan Gottschall’s The Rape of Troy and Brian Boyd’s On the Origin of Stories the Homeric epics are each reexamined within … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #5: The Homeric Epics and Evolutionary Psychology

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #4: “The Face of Joan”

The Face of Joan: Balázs’s Theory in La Passion De Jeanne D’Arc Born in Hungary in 1884, Béla Balázs became one of the first filmmakers to delve into film theory, publishing works such as Visible Man, or Film Culture, The Spirit of Film, and Theory of Film. His work dissected the unique qualities of film, … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #4: “The Face of Joan”

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #3: The (Re)birth of Cycles

The (Re)birth of Cycles: (Re)examining the quest of Transhumanism In recent years science has been put in the awkward position of explaining just how insignificant humanity is. Cosmology has revealed a vast, unknowable universe (and it’s quite possible there are others out of our reach) with Earth being nothing more than a speck of cosmic … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #3: The (Re)birth of Cycles

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #2: “The Modern Monster”

The Modern Monster: Examining the Monstrous and the Unknown in Modern Literature Monsters, ghosts, zombies, aliens – humanity has long had an obsession with the fierce creatures of the night that haunt our imaginations. Ever since the first humans stumbled through dark nights of the wilderness we have continued to dream up new abominations to … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #2: “The Modern Monster”

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #1: “Boise’s JUMP and the Creative Façade”

Between finals, leaving college for the Summer, and working on a new potential release I haven't had much time to write on here. In order to fill in the passing time with something that people could read I have had the great (read: horrible) idea of pulling out old essays and posting them here. So, … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #1: “Boise’s JUMP and the Creative Façade”