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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 19

A book set in the future: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite authors. You may have noticed that I snuck two of his books into my reading list this year (sneaky sneaky!). Vonnegut … Continue reading

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Divergent: Commentary on Religion in American Popular Culture

There are just so many things I want to say about these books…where do I start? I guess I can start with what I loved. The faction system really interested me. You have six: Dauntless (bravery), Erudite (knowledge), Candor (truth), … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Rosemary’s Baby

This film is a classic, and after watching it, it’s easy to see why. Here is another horror film that will make you decide against children if you’re on the fence! Polanski’s iconic film still haunts audiences today–while this film … Continue reading

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Exploring Pottermania: The Post-Modern Sacred in American Mass Culture

Hello everyone! After much delay, here is my narrated powerpoint presentation from my Masters Thesis defense this past spring. I hope you enjoy!

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Thesis defense 2013–Exploring Pottermania: the Post-Modern Sacred in American Mass Culture

Well everyone, I’m happy to report that I have completed the scariest milestone in my graduate school experience: the thesis defense. But to be honest, it really wasn’t that scary at all. It was actually pretty fun. I mean, how … Continue reading

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Exploring Pottermania: Examining Post-Christianity in American Popular Culture

This paper was presented at the PCA/ACA national conference in Washington, D.C. on March 28, 2013. About: This project stemmed out of my love of the Harry Potter series, my interest in popular culture, and an interest in consumer behavior. … Continue reading

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