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Edgar Allan Poe and popular culture in the age of journalism: Balloon hoaxes, mesmerism, and phrenology
This study attends to Edgar Allan Poe's interest in pseudo-science, pseudo-information, and popular culture, such as hot air balloons, mesmerism, and phrenology, and examines both the way he uses them in his work and their ...
The (in)justice of cinema: Glimpses of law at 24 frames per second
This project seeks to examine the relationship between film and the law, both formally and in terms of the social and cultural representations of justice and the American legal system they present when applied in tandem. ...
Talking points: Ousmane Sembene's “Mandabi” and “Xala”
Senegalese filmmaker and author Ousmane Sembéne helped establish cinema within Africa. Two of his films, Mandabi and Xala , have become classics within African cinema through their usage of African languages and depiction ...
Farm security administration photography and the politics of sideshow spectacle
“Farm Security Administration Photography and the Politics of the Sideshow Spectacle” examines the intersection of the FSA’s documentary photographic project and the sideshow as a cultural institution, reading both as ...