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Scepanski, Philip

(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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Infotainment: the pressure of ratings and their dangers for democracy in cable news

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2016-January-01
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In this thesis I argue that through the necessity to generate a profit, cable news organizations focus on attracting the most viewers so that they can then charge more for advertising and in turn make more money. This symbiotic relationship...

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