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Two-Step Tweets: Teaching an Old Framework New Tricks

As media effects scholarship has evolved over the decades, media has always been understood to perform an important and influential function in society. Questions of whom media influence, with what effects and through what mediums notwithstanding, their relevance has seldom … Continue reading

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Why the X Factor is enlightened…

Surprisingly, the concept behind the X-Factor, a show rarely acknowledged for its enlightening qualities, is not too different from the idea behind the Enlightenment. How can that be, you ask? Well, let’s start with the Enlightenment: a name frequently used … Continue reading

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An Apology: Pop Culture and Theories of Affect

I’d like to begin with a confession: I end every Glee episode in tears, and I particularly enjoy it. Continue reading

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