Post-Boredom: The Cultural Significance of Bizarro Fiction

INTRODUCTION This is the last of my three essays I wrote in the second semester of last year that I'll be posting here. I chose to share these three essays and not the ones I wrote earlier on in my course because last semester was all about the things I'm really interested in, and by … Continue reading Post-Boredom: The Cultural Significance of Bizarro Fiction

Welcome to Vulgaria: the ‘Real’ (Irreal) Suburban Simulacra of Blankety Blank

INTRODUCTION This is a 4,500 word essay I wrote for my Literary and Cultural Studies class called Reading the City. I chose to write about the representation of suburbia in D. Harlan Wilson's Blankety Blank. It's a third year LCS essay, so it's pretty heavy on the LCS academic jargon, but I usually try to … Continue reading Welcome to Vulgaria: the ‘Real’ (Irreal) Suburban Simulacra of Blankety Blank