His Monstrous Body, Herself… and Herself and Herself and Herself

My final essay for one of my classes was on Frankenstein and how Elizabeth Frankenstein fits into the "Final Girl" trope as laid out by Professor Carol Clover in her essay "Her Body, Himself." I'm really proud of how this essay came out because it's about two things that I'm fascinated by. Enjoy!   In the 1996 … Continue reading His Monstrous Body, Herself… and Herself and Herself and Herself

“One Bad Day:” How Batman and the Joker Represent Two Sides of the Mental Health Debate

Today is the ten year anniversary of The Dark Knight, one of my favorite movies ever. In honor of this, I've decided to publish an essay I wrote for my research writing class on Batman and the Joker, and how important their dichotomy is. It's pretty academic, but it's on a subject that I find absolutely … Continue reading “One Bad Day:” How Batman and the Joker Represent Two Sides of the Mental Health Debate

5 Seconds of Summer’s Youngblood and the Death of Pop Rock

One of the biggest perks of being a One Direction fan during 2013 was the emergence of 5 Seconds of Summer: a pop-rock band from Australia that made every “Directioner” feel as though they were just the tiniest edgy since their music featured guitar-heavy motifs. The band’s debut, self-titled album came out in 2014 and … Continue reading 5 Seconds of Summer’s Youngblood and the Death of Pop Rock