Race and Technology: a reading of Jennifer Lopez’s If You Had My Love with reference to Janelle Monae’s Many Moons

Race and/as Technology

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A new category?

From now on, I will be blogging under a new category, ‘Contemporary American Popular Culture’, a module title from my degree. The posts will form part of my assessments this year, so expect extra formality and (hopefully) less grammatical errors.   Each week, I’ll be exploring  a new topic, discussing various media forms and their […]

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Travel Guide: Stratford Upon Avon

On a sunny half term day, an English Literature student approaches Stratford Upon Avon, the iconic birthplace of Shakespeare and now a town that’s dedicated to its literary heritage. The medieval town boasts historic architecture in busy, modern high-streets filled with everything from designer shops to unique Stratford-exclusive stores. The town’s river provides picturesque views […]

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Free as a Bird: Symbolic Jewellery

Recently, during a trip to Liverpool I had a moment of total bliss. With the university semester over and no job commitments at the time, I felt totally and utterly free. On a total whim, when looking in one of my favourite shops (Topshop, if you’re interested) I bought this necklace. The flying bird became […]

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Crete Travel Guide

Isn’t that moment just the best. When you take that first step out of the aeroplane in a different country and the heat just hits you in the face. The wave of sun greets you and welcomes you to a warmer, brighter country than your own. Well that didn’t happen in Crete. A late flight […]

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