About this blog
The idea for Pop Cultural Studies comes from people I have talked to in my studies of literature – some people maintain the notion that there is a contrast of high culture and low culture. Some professors I have encountered scoff at the idea that television, film, video games, comics, etc. are nothing more than mindless entertainment. I disagree; and think that these things deserve a closer look. Pop Cultural Studies strives to take an elevated, more analytical look at popular culture.If you notice, I try my best to not just write the things that you’re likely to find on other blogs – reviews, top tens, and other “List-icles” (but I’m not above speculation). Instead, I aim to go deeper.
(If you see spelling or grammatical errors on my blog, please let me know!)
My name is Andrew. I’m currently studying English at the University of Connecticut. As stated above, I started this blog in order to take a look at popular culture in such a way that one might analyze fine works of literature. Also, my mother says I’m quite the catch.
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My Top 10 Films, via Flickchart:
- The Dark Knight
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Toy Story 3
- Django Unchained
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- 12 Angry Men
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly