Tag: Critique

New Article Publication

Mass Effect 3 FemShep

Happy to announce my (very) academic article “Paragon or Renegade: Teaching Aristotelian Virtue through the Rhetoric of Gaming in the Mass Effect Series” has been published in the first issue of Part of the Discourse. I’m a pop culture academic and love taking a deep dive into fandoms I love.

Ready Player One: When You Know Too Much

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a great example of the dangers of too much world-building being dumped onto the reader. Let’s take a look at the tightrope authors walk when when building a universe.

Star Trek: The Final Frontier

Warning: Spoilers for Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. Minor spoiler for Star Trek: Beyond. So, having finally seen Star Trek: Beyond, it puts me in a mood to do a critique of the universe created in the new Star Trek movies. Now,…