Writing

Along my travels in academia, I’ve produced both short- and long-form writing as part of undergraduate and graduate classes. Read at your perusal and remember that everything is protected and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please link back to a work’s appropriate post or contact me (thewasofshall@gmail) if you’d like to use any part of a work as source material.

Axe and Male Inadequacies,” 2009: my “sociocultural analysis” of the “pedagogy of defect” in Axe’s “hetero-normative cross-platform advertising.” (So wow. Much smart. Many quotes.)

It Was a Laugh Riot: Satire, Sarcasm, and Sex Comedy in American Psycho,” 2010: I make the case that American Pyscho should be considered a sex comedy because I wanted to ogle over Christian Bale’s body for “research”.

A Social and Cultural Analysis of Twilight’s Edward Cullen,” 2009: fangirl propaganda (I jest) of how the fictional character Edward Cullen from Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series embodies three cultural tropes: the bad boy, the gentleman, and the sexual predator.