If we consider a transnational film as combining elements of multiple cultures so that it does not belong to one particular nation, then it becomes obvious that many of today’s blockbuster films are in fact transnational. Take the Marvel’s Avengers franchise for example- these films may fall under the Hollywood umbrella, but when you take … More Transcending the Transnational
Marshall McLuhan’s idea of a ‘global village’ is good in theory, however is it truly benefitting every culture, every country? Has this village become a utopia or a dictatorship? The idea is that the globalisation of communication and advances in modern technologies has caused the world to seem much smaller, in that people from all … More A GLOBAL VILLAGE?
I recently began watching Shameless (US) on Netflix, and found myself addicted after only a few minutes. The show follows the Gallagher clan, which consists of 7 kids ranging from about ages 2 to 19, with a deadbeat, alcoholic, drug-addicted father and mother – who also happens to have bi-polar disorder. The everyday mundane for kids consists … More “Otherness”
I’m lucky enough to have been raised in an animal-loving home and family, where I have been around all sorts of farm animals and pets alike. Ever since I can remember, I have had been taught to treat these animals with respect and almost as humans. For me, “speciesism” – the idea that your relevance … More From Paddock to Plate?
My whole life I have been told that I am the creator of my own life, my own identity, my own self – but to what extent? Does this mean that I, along with the rest of society, am immune to societal influences? Are we creators of ourselves, or does that duty remain with society? … More Selfie or Simulacrum?
Newsrooms of today are being forced to become increasingly innovative – as the world becomes becomes more digital and technological, so does storytelling. What used to be a Sunday morning ritual of sitting down, coffee and newspaper in hand, has become a reach for a smartphone, and a swipe across to see the top news stories of the day. Newspapers … More Innovation Room
The house lights go down, and silence ripples across the theatre. Her wig is on, her make-up is set, and she is ready to perform. The band begins playing, a spotlight spreads from the centre of the stage, and there she stands – tall, blonde, and beautiful. Confidence becomes her as she opens her mouth … More What’s Hidden: Behind the Performer
EMOTIONAL HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK 1: JRNL102 AUDIO REPORT: Georgia Nelson EMOTION: Happiness (also some sense of fear/doubt) In: “It was something I didn’t really think about…” Out: “…glistening in the sunlight, and herself on a chestnut mare…” Duration: 2.00 INTRO SCRIPT Pamela Cook is an Australian author of rural fiction, based around her experiences of travelling and living between … More Emotional History
When thinking of a subject for my research project, I pondered the notion of reflexivity; I wanted to choose a topic that was about a central part of my life, something I was curious about. Soros (2009) proposed the two aspects of reflexivity are understanding the world in which we live (the cognitive function) and … More Research Proposal: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy