Recent Submissions

  • Bodies and Binaries in _Black Swan_ 

    Jones, Hannah (2016)
    The horror film, like other genres, has its characteristic conventions—a strong female protagonist, a sort of “monster,” gory spectacles, emphasis on sound, and the prominence of sex or sexuality, to name a few. However, ...
  • Marcuse and education today 

    Norwood, Karina R. (2015)
    Unlike other significant contributors to political theory, such as Karl Marx, C. Wright Mills, and W.E.B. Du Bois, the critiques of Herbert Marcuse remain trapped in the 1960s era of radicalism with his work referenced by ...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: A Documentary Film Where the Ethos, Logos, and Pathos All Depend on One Man 

    Booker, Dacey (2015)
    _An Inconvenient Truth_, 2006’s Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, is arguably one of the most popular films of its kind in the last decade. Among the highest grossing documentaries of all time, the movie centers ...
  • The role of editing in the success of Steven Spielberg's _Jaws_ 

    Reynolds, Kevin
    Editing presents a great opportunity for filmmakers to construct their films in a variety of ways. According to David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, the decisions made during the editing period help to “build the film’s ...
  • “If you can’t fix it, you gotta stand it”: _Brokeback Mountain_ and the western genre 

    Swinney, Jake
    There are many common associations that come with the western genre: cowboy hats, boots, spurs, horses, and a rugged hero, just to name a few. Classic westerns, like John Ford’s _Stagecoach_, have programmed us to have ...
  • The aural identity of George in Tom Ford’s _A Single Man_ 

    Reeb, Celeste
    Tom Ford’s directorial debut, _A Single Man_ (2009), was widely acclaimed at film festivals across the globe. The film earned him several nominations, including Best Original Score at the Golden Globes, and The Golden Lion ...