After the Storm: What I’ve Learned After Completing the Podcast Project

After completing the podcast assignment, I feel basically the same about my proficiency at the criteria listed in the prompt. In my previous post, I wrote that I had critically analyzing films and television because I spend most of my spare time watching television and films. Since I am a Continue reading

Coronavirus: the Next Research Project?

The Coronavirus has intensified the latent dystopian nature of our society. For example, propagandistic media has become part of our everyday lives, starting at the top of the federal government. Every day, the president holds a press conference where his vice president holds up a chart reminding American citizens about Continue reading

College is A Dystopia…Unless…No…Kinda?

The Western higher education system is fairly dystopian in nature. Several themes that pervade dystopian literature like 1984 are present in the ways that colleges and universities operate throughout the country. While these dystopian elements are not as strictly imposed as one would thinkMuch like the society of 1984, college Continue reading

Being Black in America – A Real-Life Dystopia

“Black to the Future” is an article in which Mark Dery introduces the concept of Afrofuturism as he attempts to look for science fiction that centers Black people and their stories. He begins by describing his understanding of Black science fiction.  He acknowledges that there are many black characters and, more Continue reading

A Critique of The Purge’s Dystopian Elements

The Purge is a movie that depicts a society in which crime and poverty are all but eradicated through an annual Purge Night where all crime is legal for a period of 12 hours. On this particular Purge Night, a man and his family prepare for the Purge by arming their Continue reading

TV Turned My Brains to Mush (and Helped Me Understand Humanity)

Since the ninth grade, I have been a fiend for stories, especially those in television and film. I would spend all of my spare time “catching up on my shows,” even while completing tasks like homework or doing the dishes. I would watch television as a way to unwind from Continue reading

Oppression: the Scariest Changeling

Iris Young’s “Five Faces of Oppression” defines oppression within the context of justice and injustice. She asserts that oppression is too broad a term and requires more specific subdivisions. For this reason, Young proposes five types of oppression – exploitation, marginalization, powerlessness, cultural imperialism, and violence. According to Young, exploitation Continue reading