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"Racism is Solved!" A Fake Conservative's Guide to Social Justice

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2014-January-01
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Under the cloak of a character who is as ignorant as he is conservative, Stephen Colbert delivers snaps-worthy "truthiness"-insights that often shine a light to mainstream systemic forms of oppression by embodying their very nature. In my thesis, I acknowledge...

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(this never happened): Queer monstrosity, survival, & the monstrous-feminine on stage & screen

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2016-January-01
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In what ways are monstrosity, the abject, and queerness connected? What are the mechanisms by which we as a culture twist perceptions of difference into denouncements of monstrous otherness? How can we use creation as a tool for healing? How...

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(this never happened): Queer monstrosity, survival, & the monstrous-feminine on stage & screen

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2016-January-01
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In what ways are monstrosity, the abject, and queerness connected? What are the mechanisms by which we as a culture twist perceptions of difference into denouncements of monstrous otherness? How can we use creation as a tool for healing? How...

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A bug in the system: speculations on cybernetics, superorganisms, and simulated serendipity

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2016-January-01
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What is a cybernetic organism in the age of digital imagining? Where can we find a historical nexus between the methods used to models systems and the increasing velocity of digital images? How do bodies fracture and congeal when integrated...

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A bug in the system: speculations on cybernetics, superorganisms, and simulated serendipity

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2016-January-01
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What is a cybernetic organism in the age of digital imagining? Where can we find a historical nexus between the methods used to models systems and the increasing velocity of digital images? How do bodies fracture and congeal when integrated...

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A Menagerie of Monstresses: (Re-)Tracing Female Monsters in Jewish Folklore

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2023-May-15
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Dybbuks (spirits of the dead who possess the bodies of the living) and Lilith (the first wife of Adam turned child-killing night demon) are monsters who have existed in Jewish folklore, religious writings, and entertainment media for hundreds of years...

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A Menagerie of Monstresses: (Re-)Tracing Female Monsters in Jewish Folklore

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2023-May-15
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Dybbuks (spirits of the dead who possess the bodies of the living) and Lilith (the first wife of Adam turned child-killing night demon) are monsters who have existed in Jewish folklore, religious writings, and entertainment media for hundreds of years...

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