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Young Adult

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The concept of the ‘young adult’, also synonymous with adolescence and youth, is one which is heavily context-dependent. Over time, the perception of the concept has shifted from merely a developmental outlook to one which is also bound by a socio-cultural understanding. Broadly, it is believed to be a stage between childhood and adulthood, and is influenced by several social, economical and cultural factors.

Orientalism

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Orientalism refers to a long tradition of Western representations of the Orient as exotic and 'non-coeval' with the West.
Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson: An Author in Hiding

Paper
Bethany Maclachlan
03/05/2021
15 minutes to read

This paper explores the authorial postures of the American writer Shirley Jackson, and how her reluctance to engage in self presentation results in a posture similar to that of the dead author; one that is hidden.

The Era of Audio: The rise of podcasts

Article
Savina Karneva
08/09/2021
17 minutes to read

This paper focuses on the growth of the podcast industry and its development over the years. It tackles the role of social media influencers and celebrities in that growth and the social effects of this new trend. 

The Metamorphosis of Patti Smith

Article
Nina Groeskamp
12/01/2022
12 minutes to read

Is Patti Smith a celebrity or public intellectual? This article analyses her main role through the perspective of these two models. She is a different assemblage, playing different roles on each occasion. 

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Young Adult Media and Fandom

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Books, series and other media where young adults are the targeted audience. Examines the interrelated role of consumer and content, specifically pertaining to topics like fandom, paricipation, and readership.

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Human Minds and Animal Stories, or How Narratives Shape Attitudes (Malecki, Sorokowski, Pawlowski, Cienski)

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Luiza Dubicka
07/12/2020
12 minutes to read

Human Minds and Animal Stories takes a look at how stories can change human attitudes towards other species. A change in attitudes can lead to change in our current practices involving animals. Can an academic publication reach a broader audience?