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Thoughts on media, culture, and the world-at-large bubbling up from the dusty corners of my cluttered mind
May 15, 2011
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Bridesmaids was marketed like a raunch-com centered on female friendship and the absurdities of weddings, but there's a whole lot more going on. The film's wide-ranging (and, to some, surprisingly cross-gender) appeal appeal is based on something far more universal.

Posted By Saralyn on/at 11/08/2010 11:42:00 PM

You may remember the assignment I completed for my visual research methods course with the fantastic Alex Juhasz.  Well, this Friday, November 12, I will be presenting it as part of the Vampire Love area of the 2010 Film & History Conference in Milwaukee, WI.  The theme for the conference this year is "Representations of Love in Film and Television" and the Keynote Speaker will be Laura Mulvey - so you can only imagine how excited I am to participate.  It's a great opportunity to present a unique piece of scholarship of which I am quite proud and will be the focus of future research I do, and I get to visit the "beer capital of the world".

For those who cannot be at the panel (happening November 12, 2:30-4p, Session 236B – Lakeshore C (1st Floor) for those who will be there), I've decided to post the brief presentation I will give before showing the video essay.  After thinking on it, I decided to contextualize the video essay - what drew me to the project, the Twilight debates, my approach in/to the video essay - rather than .  This is partly to avoid being repetitive, but also because .  Part of the reason I chose the medium of video essay to address its specific topic was that it allowed me to do so in a way a traditional paper could not.  Trying to translate the video essay into a traditional paper/presentation format would be very difficult and would destroy some of its impact and insight.  Needless to say, I am curious how my work will fit into the conference proceedings...

That said, my presentation lies behind the jump!  Enjoy and please, please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

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