Essays

Fangs and Fragmentation: Narrative Complexity in True Blood

This essay was written in 2012 for the paper Television Industries and Forms (MDIA 404) Eric Northman is a vampire, a sheriff, a maker, a progeny, a drug dealer, a Viking and a small business owner. He’s also a supporting character in Alan Ball’s True Blood, home to an array of mythological creatures all with… Continue reading Fangs and Fragmentation: Narrative Complexity in True Blood

Essays

Bodily Knowledge and Performativity

This essay was written in 2012 for the paper Media, Subjectivity and Identity (MDIA 407). Pierre Bourdieu states, “We learn bodily. The social order inscribes itself in bodies through this permanent confrontation…with the environment” (Bourdieu 141). As the body enters a social context, it gains bodily knowledge. It takes the world into itself and internalises… Continue reading Bodily Knowledge and Performativity