This is Marie’s Interpretation: Authenticity, Authorship, and Fandom in the 21st Century

If ever there was a time when the term “fanfiction” was in a precarious and unstable state, it is now. As I’m writing this, pre-ticket sales for the most recent Star Wars installment have reached $50 million (Mendelson), a new Star Trek film trailer has the internet buzzing, and a film adaptation of a novel … More This is Marie’s Interpretation: Authenticity, Authorship, and Fandom in the 21st Century

The Colonial Subject: Seeing the Unseen and the Construction of Subjectivity in Apocalypse Now and La Noire de…

The evolution of the moving image from the seemingly simplistic Edison/Dickson shorts of the late 19th century to the technically complex CGI infused blockbusters flashing on multiplex screens today is certainly one propelled by opposition. Technological, theoretical, and formalistic innovations have both fostered and challenged audiences’ comprehension of cinematic texts leaving one to question the … More The Colonial Subject: Seeing the Unseen and the Construction of Subjectivity in Apocalypse Now and La Noire de…

Navigating the Virtual: Affect, Epistemology and the Paradox of Fiction

Since its inception, cinema has been a medium focused on transporting spectators to new worlds. Whether inviting viewers to investigate exotic locales through travelogues or ferrying them to the moon via rocket, cinema has historically functioned not simply as a means of naïve entertainment but additionally as a mode of access to alternate realities. The … More Navigating the Virtual: Affect, Epistemology and the Paradox of Fiction