Girlhood, Adolescence and Body Horror in ‘Ginger Snaps’

as featured in Antithesis Journal, October 25, 2018 John Fawcett’s sophomore film, 2000’s Ginger Snaps, explores the misadventures of Ginger Fitzgerald after she’s bitten by a vicious werewolf. The infected Ginger subsequently unleashes her teenage rage upon her suburban neighbourhood as her doting sister, Brigitte Fitzgerald, desperately searches for a cure. Previously, werewolf horror films… Continue reading Girlhood, Adolescence and Body Horror in ‘Ginger Snaps’

Performing ‘the other’ in music video

How do music videos reinforce or subvert bodily performance of 'the other' gender? NOTE: ESSAY AND VIDEO CONTAIN EXPLICIT CONTENT ‘Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots, because it’s ok to be a boy - but for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, because you think… Continue reading Performing ‘the other’ in music video

Cybernetic systems in community radio

How do local organisational structures successfully negotiate conflict, external subsystem demands, and feedback? Abstract Cybernetic organisations are comprised of any number of subsystems, which must be permeable in order to exchange information, resources, input, and engage in processes of exchange and feedback. Conflict can arise in these systems as a result of challenges made to… Continue reading Cybernetic systems in community radio