Using one film as a media text, this paper explores Stuart Hall's communications theories of encoding and decoding. Using evidence from the film, it posits three potential readings of the same text, and how they arise based on the viewer's subject position.
This research paper provides an analytical examination of hegemony and ideology at work in the road movie genre. It makes the argument based on evidence from two road comedies, The Blues Brothers and We're the Millers.
Employing the Toulmin argumentative form, this paper engages with popular current events to prove that Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame should indeed have been fired from his position for assaulting a producer. This conclusion seems obvious, yet there was significant opposition among the show's fans.
Also using the Toulmin form, this essay makes an argument in favor of electric cars. It claims that the more affluent suburban class should invest in electric car technology now, and absorb the cost of the initial technology, so that it can become more affordable in the future.
As part of a course on literary criticism, this essay analyzes Keats from a deconstructionist position. Using Derrida's theories, it decenters the poem to demonstrate that the meaning of the poem is undecidable.
This analysis of Philip Larkin's "This Be The Verse" unpacks the central metaphor of the poem, clarifying Larkin's feelings about parenting and generational shortcomings.