Cole Escola on Performance, Gender and Fluidity

A recent episode of the Slate podcast Working— which showcases interviews with different creative types about their work— features comedy writer and performer Cole Escola. I first noticed Escola in his role in Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner’s too short lived series Difficult People, and he has gotten more recognition since then but is still … More Cole Escola on Performance, Gender and Fluidity

Fan Agency and the Cancelling of the Author

Since J.K. Rowling has made the news again for hateful comments (which I won’t link to or reproduce here in any form) against trans and non-binary people, I’ve been thinking a lot about fan agency. The Harry Potter universe has grown far beyond Rowling’s original books into one of the most valuable transmedia franchises in … More Fan Agency and the Cancelling of the Author

Man Like Mobeen

During the Stay-at-Home weeks, I’ve been more intentional about what I consume and more reflective overall. A colleague and I were discussing the impulse to journal and record our consumption habits so I thought I’d revive this blog. I’ve really been enjoying Man Like Mobeen, a BBC dramedy now available on Netflix. I first encountered … More Man Like Mobeen

CfP: Consumer Identities & Social Change

cross-posted from Consumer Identities Consumer Identities and Social Change Symposium Submission Deadline: January 10, 2019 The Institute for International Communication at St. John’s University is now accepting submissions for paper presentations at an upcoming one-day symposium, Consumer Identities and Social Change. We seek transdisciplinary interpretations and critical analyses of consumer identity, broadly defined, across various cultural and media … More CfP: Consumer Identities & Social Change