TITLES OF PAPERS I HAVE WRITTEN
I/b @lenadunham's similar list on paper topics. I still want to be a TV scholar some day.
- •Reverend Dimmsdale: Minister of Maliciousness or Merit?This was 11th Honors English, about The Scarlet Letter.
- •Memento Mori, Moreso: Victorian Post-mortem Photography as a Middle Class PracticeThis was all about those creepy death pics from the 1800s! It was hard for me to work on this at night because I would get too freaked out looking at the pics.
- •Fork It Over: The Food Network as Representation of American Consumption, Lifestyle Aspiration, and Participation in Food IndustryThis was one of my last papers written for senior spring. As you can see, I like to make titles as long as humanly possible. And yes, I talked about Guy Fieri in this paper.
- •"Wouldn't you rather face this together than alone?" Millennials, Disney, and Consumer IdentityAll about how Disney has cultivated us as an audience and even revised their own content (ex. Once Upon a Time) to match/influence our values.
- •"A Nice Trip to the Forest" and Zoological Tomfoolery: Environmental Activism, Scientific Authenticity, and Science Communication in "The X-Files"My crown jewel. I finally got to write a paper about The X-Files.
- •"But by the Strength of his Heart:" The Sensitization of Herakles in Disney's Hercules for "Special" American MillennialsWrote this puppy when I was abroad. Again, got to write about one of my great pop culture loves
- •"It's about the souls!" Souls and Morality in Buffy and SupernaturalHave not actually written this one but have a working outline and this title saved
- •What the Fleeting Fuck: The FCC's Inconsistent Rulings on Fleeting ExpletivesProbably the hardest I've ever worked on a paper, written for my Communication Law class. I had fun.
- •Not Appropriate at the Dinner Table: Metaphors for Sex Reflected in Feminist PoetryWrote for AP Lit. Got like a 96.
- •Just an "Apple Pie Life:" What Supernatural Reveals about the American Family and Gender RolesThe first time I realized I wanted to be a professor of television and could get paid (not much) to write critical articles about TV for a living.