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What Differentiates a ‘Chick Flick’ From a Guy Film?

It’s all about angles. Because the camera lens acts as your eye while watching a film, providing you a window to the world being presented on the screen in front of you, the camera eye has the power to frame … Continue reading

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Fiends to Friends: How modern Western culture has transformed the vampire myth

From Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, to the hot new television series True Blood, vampires have clearly endured in pop culture. One might even say that they are immortal. Whatever their origin, this long procession of folklore reveals that these … Continue reading

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The London Journal of Flora Tristan

     Flora Tristan’s “The London Journal of Flora Tristan” is one of the earliest wholly female activist endeavours. The medium is perfect for the message. Tristan used journalism as a guise to attack and expose the city of London’s … Continue reading

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Branding Imperialism

  In the fifth edition of World Politics in a New Era, the declaration is made, “The age of empire is over. … Empire has become politically incorrect, as the subjugation of foreign lands is no longer justifiable in terms … Continue reading

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Contact Zones in J. M. Coetzee’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”

     One of the most daunting tasks that literature of the Postmodern period undertakes is negotiating the relationship between the colonized and the colonizer. Postcolonial literatures attempt to apologize for the past, move forward into the future, while satisfying … Continue reading

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