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Shifting Indigenous Identities: A Case Study in Maori Literature

Shifting Indigenous Identities: A Case Study in Maori Literature

On March 24, 2017 I presented my research on Maori Literature and Witi Ihimaera at the annual Humanities Symposium. Much to my satisfaction, the paper placed first in my panel. I first wrote a 6500 word paper for Engl 311. For IHUM 250 I rewrote the […]

Are You Looking at Me? Conventions of The Office Stare

Are You Looking at Me? Conventions of The Office Stare

NBC’s The Office was legendary for many reasons, one of which was the consistent breaking down of the fourth wall in a mockumentary style. Not only did The Office use one-on-one interviews with the characters to break down the fourth wall, but the show made great use of looking […]

Taika Waititi: The Auteur You’ve Never Heard About

Taika Waititi: The Auteur You’ve Never Heard About

Taika Waititi is a New Zealand comedian, actor, and movie director with a growing repertoire. After several successful short films, he began simultaneously directing while acting in several notable films. Waititi found his first success on the international stage with his film Boy in 2010, followed up with What We […]

Missing a Place Like Home

Missing a Place Like Home

Kashmir shrinks into my mailbox, my home a near four by six inches. I always loved neatness. Now I hold the half-inch Himalayas in my hand. This is home. And this is the closest I’ll ever be to home. When I return, the colors won’t […]

August and McIntyre Go to the Show

August and McIntyre Go to the Show

There is energy at a show such as this. Most would say it’s because of the Great Outdoors. Everyone present has a passion for nature. They harness it, protect against it, preserve it. Perhaps it is the beer, so easily distributed that makes a deal develop […]


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