Manifestopheles: An Investigation into the Faustian Nature of Adaptation

This piece, Manifestopheles:An Investigation into the Faustian Nature of Adaptation, was my final thesis for my BA in Media Studies. Looking back at it there are certainly things I would like to change, pathways I would like to explore further, and once promising lines of inquiry that now seem like dead ends. There are errors, … Continue reading Manifestopheles: An Investigation into the Faustian Nature of Adaptation

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers From College) #6: “Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder”

Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder:        Beauty, Idealism, and Consumerism in Survival of the Prettiest, and Spent Beauty is all around us: it fills up screens and magazines; sells creams and lipstick and razors; we long to surround ourselves with it and long to have it in ourselves. We love it and we … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers From College) #6: “Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder”

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”