Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Individual Action v. Political Reform

Individual Action vs. Political Reform in Uncle Tom’s Cabin  Within Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe champions emotion and empathy over political action, resulting in the novel arguing for a shift in individual actions rather than substantial political reform. In doing so, the novel  reveals the limitations of sentimentalism rather than overcoming them. The cultural consequences of... Continue Reading →

Social Mobility in Stephen Crane’s Maggie

The Intersection of Violence, Sexuality, and Social Mobility in Stephen Crane’s Maggie In Maggie, A Girl on the Streets, Crane uses naturalism to challenge his middle class readership to recognize the lack of social mobility for lower class women during the Gilded Age. As a result, his social problems novella emphasizes the moral and ethical... Continue Reading →

Wikipedia Project Report

Internet Meme Summary, Analysis, and Critique The Internet Meme article focuses on defining what a ‘meme’ is and how they’re spread on the internet and on social media platforms. The article describes the evolution of memes, citing their beginnings as images with a text overlay, to how the category now includes GIFs, challenges, and other... Continue Reading →

Participatory Culture Report

The culture that @onlyincbus has provided to our group serves as a participatory culture. On the topic of participatory culture, Jenkins mentions that the culture is comprised of skills and information getting passed from someone who “knows a little more to someone who knows a little less”. The social media account is designed to share... Continue Reading →

Peters Response

Benjamin Peters explores the potential to rework and emphasize the history of new media by merging new media studies and media history literature together. He argues that new media needs to be understood as media with uncertain uses rather than emerging media. Much of today’s ‘new media’ is already developed and integrated into society which... Continue Reading →

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