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"Podcasting: New Economies and Posthuman Ecologies"
This paper explores the rise in podcasting as a response to the 2008 recession and the resulting gig economy. I explore independent podcasts as well as podcast networks and collectives to understand the ways in which they navigate the drive for economic success.
"'Reports of violence erupted today': Serial, Limetown, and the American Journalistic Podcast"
This project explores Limetown as a fictional extension of a journalistic approach represented in Serial. This approach, then, is examined as a new iteration of American New Journalism. This paper argues that problematizing the relationship between truth and fiction in media is often a response to cultural shifts. Ultimately, I argue, podcasting should be examined as distinct from previous iterations of this tradition because of it's reliance on alternative economic models.
"'Who'll stand his funeral?': The Buzzards in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God"
This paper, currently under review, briefly explores the buzzards in Hurston's work as representative of a turn towards alternative ways of being for Janie that are ultimately inaccessible.