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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and the Antebellum Slave Narrative

Back in October, I wrote about the controversy from some sectors that arose when the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens appeared on Monday Night Football. With the distance of a few months, and upon recently watching the film again, I want to provide a possible way of looking at this film in regards to American literary history. As I sat at home … Read More "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and the Antebellum Slave Narrative

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and #boycottstarwarsvii

Last week, I, like millions of others, waited for the premiere of the new trailer for Star Wars: The¬†Force Awakens¬†during the Monday Night Football game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. For me, the trailer did not disappoint, and as I sat there with my son, a feeling of nostalgia crept over me as I thought back to the impact the … Read More Star Wars: The Force Awakens and #boycottstarwarsvii