Crowdfunding and Identity Politics

For this video that forms part of my university assessment requirements, I decided to focus on the way that crowdfunding in combination with low-cost media production such as podcasting allows for the creation of democratized media that caters to voices that are underrepresented in mass-marketed media. I decided to highlight two podcasts that are successfully covering…

Game On {Gamification and the Student Experience}

More Homework! This one has a podcast! Look I make poor dietary decisions on the regular, so it’s probably not particularly surprising that as soon as local restaurants in our smallish rural city started operating through Eat Now I took advantage of this new and exciting way to be incredibly lazy and eat bad food….

My Podcast Problem ALC708 Assesment 1

By Morgan Pinder If you’ve been following my blog for a while you will know that I’ll often post uni work that is relevant to the literature, podcasting and writing nonsense that you will often find here. This time my first assessment is a blog post. This blog post. I was going to try not…

​How do Sarah Scott and Mary Wollstonecraft represent marriage in Millenium Hall and Maria, and how might this representation relate to their broader political concerns?

Millenium Hall (Wollstonecraft, 2011) and Maria (Scott, 1767) are texts that show marriage as the ultimate or inevitable goal of the conventional lives of women at this time. The female character either “Marries happily or dies tragically” (Rabb, 8) in the typically accepted narratives of the 1700s, and both Scott and Wollstonecraft critique this narrow…

The Renaissance Religious Experience in Poetry

Examine portrayals of religious experience by three authors whose work you have studied in this unit: what do you see as their main similarities? The religious poetry of Renaissance England is at once both ferocious in its devotion and deeply conflicted. As a time of tremendous religious turmoil, the Renaissance period saw a great number…

Clearing

The night was muggy; hot, with the tantalizing idea of rain in the air. The quiet of the forest was punctuated by frog calls and the faint trickle of a nearby creek. The air smelled of musty earth and the surrounding  eucalypts whose spindly branches rustled occasionally in the slight breeze. By dawn  the clearing…

​What do pop culture representations of transgender individuals tell us about current understandings of transgenderism?

​”What do pop culture representations of transgender individuals tell us about current understandings of transgenderism?” Disclaimer: I wrote this for my university unit about the way societal norms assign “otherness” to certain groups who “transgress” those physical “norms”. I don’t profess to be an expert in any of the issues discussed and I truly hope…

​6 Ways You Should Not Open Your Writing Portfolio

As a writer it can be difficult to effectively showcase your work to prospective employers, educational institutions or for any other multitude of reasons. There is the dilemma of choosing which pieces to include and whether to write new material for the purpose. But in the digital age it is so important to make a…