The Mascots that Made Us: From Tony the Tiger, to Pikachu.
As a media studies scholar and cereal addict, I find popular culture mascots such as Tony the Tiger and the King Vitamin (my all time fav, second only to Count Chocula) to be fascinating examples of how branding and marketing are used to create narratives that capture the attention and loyalty of audiences.
Speaking of Power Plays! Michael Foucault and the Politics of Gaming
These video games provide rich examples of the ways in which power and knowledge operate within different fictional worlds, and offer insight into how these forces shape the beliefs, behaviors, and relationships of the characters and players within them
Kindle-Up Some Savvy Reading Habits This Year: Is the Kindle A Reader’s Best Friend, or Achilles Heel?
The Amazon Kindle is a great tool for students who want to improve their reading and studying skills.
From Ulysses to Knausgaard: Time to Read That 500+ Page Novel
They’re long term investments to be sure but among the most enriching choices we’ll ever make. From my years-long commitment to Knausgaard’s monumental sextet “My Struggle” to the 2013 saga Americanah by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Or how about regaining time with Proust? Or risking a go with Infinite Jest? Why not stir up belly-churning…