A Trifle Fetish: Some Thoughts on Fandom and the Consecrated Commodity

Conversations about toxic fan culture are popping up everywhere. From the recent Twitter confusion over an account claiming to have the funds and support to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi (I’m still not 100% convinced it isn’t an elaborate prank) to Gamergate and “fake geek girls” to a group of Rick and Morty fans…Continue reading A Trifle Fetish: Some Thoughts on Fandom and the Consecrated Commodity

A Place So Rich, A People So Lacking: Or, An Overly Academic Essay on Why I Never Liked Edward Said

The ” East” and the “West ” is a rather favorite binary (or, what we’d call a heuristic in academia) in the world of post-colonial scholarship. It’s also relatively popular in general media and I’m sure one would have no trouble scouring up examples of conflict or conversation between the Western World and another category…Continue reading A Place So Rich, A People So Lacking: Or, An Overly Academic Essay on Why I Never Liked Edward Said