Last week in Slate, Tom Shone examined the academic obsession with the Alien quadrilogy, a movie franchise that has been the subject of dozens of scholarly articles. Shone listed 24 notable Alien studies at the end of his essay. Which got us thinking: How many more papers on the Alien movies are there? And how does the Alien franchise stack up against other films and TV shows that generate a lot of academic attention? In addition to scouring the Internet to fill out Shone’s Alienbibliography, we also sought out academic writing on The Simpsons, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wire, and The Matrix trilogy—pop culture favorites known to have provided plenty of PhD fodder over the last couple decades. Read more at:http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/06/11/pop_culture_studies_why_do_academics_study_buffy_the_vampire_slayer_more_than_the_wire_the_matrix_alien_and_the_simpsons_.html
Sorry about that error. I have now added the link - but you probably already found it on your own. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. You can be sure there will be harsh discipline for the individual that failed on this one.
June 14, 2012 at 06:26 AM
I was so excited that when I saw that the link was not attached I shouted NOOOooooooo, in a very meta, Captain Kirk-like manner...
Richard James |
June 14, 2012 at 06:17 AM
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