Project Setup

Hi again, blog readers. Alright, this blog will give you a bit more info on the setup of my project. Particularly, the three main sections that constitute my project, the “subgenres” of teen vampire culture, and explanation of some of the basic information Ive learned about each of them over the course of my studies (more info on the specifics of each will be provided next time).

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Twilight and the Vampire Diaries are two forms of vampire media which have reached the heights of incredible popularity over the last decade. But one of the fundamental questions we must ask ourselves in developing an understand in an understanding of the teen gothic genre is: why? Why have such pervasive fantasies of dark, vampiric love reached such heights of populairty in modern culture?

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Research update 2

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Introduction to Research

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Hi everyone! I’ll be posting three blogs for your edification this week, to tell you what I’ve been doing with my research, and how it’s been going. To start off, I thought I’d go into a bit of detail on the first steps of the research process: basically, how you take a research proposal, and translate it into an actual, workable thesis, and then into a polished, perfected final product.
This journey, from thesis to completed project, is not an easy one. It takes a lot of work, and sometimes I feel a bit like Sisyphus from Greek mythology-pushing a boulder up a hill, only to have it tumble back down after days of effort. However, I will say that research, for those who are interested, remains a worthwhile endeavor, and the act of completing a research project teaches you a lot about organization, editing, and other skills necessary to succeed in any academic field. (plus its fun!).

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Representations of women in teen vampire culture 2010-07-29 15:58:57

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