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Do not come at Beyoncé.

In response to some disparaging remarks that a person who, in real life, is legitimately named Becky made about the queen in my presence, I had to send off the following email…. Dear Becky, When you came back over to talk about Lemonade, I … Continue reading

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Final Project: An Op-Ed Submission on Drunk History

Comedy Central’s Drunk History is an engaging, multimodal composition that reaches wide audiences with seldom told anecdotes in history that frequently recover women’s voices and accomplishments in ways that traditional textbooks do not.  And I want to write about it.  Specifically, … Continue reading

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Ignite Presentation

For my final project, I will attempt to get Derek Waters’s attention by publishing an article about Drunk History in a public forum, like The Atlantic or The New York Times, so I can pitch him the idea of doing an episode about stand-up comedians.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Multimedia Reflective Essay #2: Chickens, Mr. Bean, and Puddle Splashing

This egg signifies the semester, and the footprints are a look ahead at the end of it, when I will hatch from it, having completed my final semester of coursework in the Ph.D. program, which has included my final course … Continue reading

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LEAP #4: Collaborative Dialogue Video

What fun!  The one and only Media Magic Man Mark Davis agreed to be my partner for some reason, and without having met in person a single time, the two of us collaborated on a video for this assignment.  End … Continue reading

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LEAP #3: Deconstructing a YouTube Video

For this assignment, I deconstructed an episode of Derek Waters’s show Drunk History, commenting on the creative process, representation, and what makes it comical.

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I have an academic crush on Gloria Anzaldúa.

There are many reasons why this week’s readings speak to me.  Why don’t I just mestiza this post up by using a nice little numbered list to tell you about them? Crossing Borderlands is just a much more pleasant book to … Continue reading

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