Category Archives: Academic Papers and Articles

Embodiment

Hip-Hop and Pop music carries great influence in popular culture and the entertainment industry. Twerking and showing off your body, especially your buttocks, has become a very popular occurrence within music videos today, but even in the past it was … Continue reading

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Renaissance Comedy and Tragedy

In the Renaissance era, many plays were written for entertainment in theatres, especially comedies or tragic dramas such as Ben Jonson’s Volpone (comedy) and Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (tragedy). The two plays just mentioned above are going to be used … Continue reading

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Victorian Racism and Prejudice

In the Victorian era, there was some form of racism and prejudice already present, it was directed towards foreigners and gypsies mostly. Two novels from the Victorian era where this kind of ‘othering’ is present, is Dracula by Bram Stoker … Continue reading

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Fashion

Fashion plays a major role in popular culture today and therefore fashion and clothing are often used in order to make a statement. In Dresden Dolls’ music video called Girl Anachronism, they do exactly that. Amanda Palmer, the lead singer … Continue reading

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Zombie Films

The aim of this essay is to answer the following questions: Why is the zombie genre so pervasive in American popular culture; Why is the Zombie utilised as a narrative device for exploring decaying social norms; What does this tell … Continue reading

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Gender in The House of the Spirits and Their Eyes Were Watching God

Gender and the division it causes in society is ever present and often a great theme in novels. Structural gendered imbalances will be identified and discussed as they manifest in and shape the experiences of different characters in the two … Continue reading

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Race in To Kill a Mockingbird and Triomf

Race and racism in whatever form are often topics of interest in different novels and films. Race plays a big role in both, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Triomf by Marlene van Niekerk. Stereotypes and prejudices that … Continue reading

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