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The Surveillance State Just Won’t Quit: Control, Time, and Horror TV 2014-Present

To wrap up my series on TV horror, I’m talking about surveillance in both abstract and concrete terms.

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The Problem with Bi-Curious and the Virgin: Heteronormativity, Biphobia, and MTV’s Scream

In this stand-alone podcast I talk about the complicated politics of representation and sexuality in MTV’s Scream.

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My other podcast on Scream can be found here: https://openivorytower.org/2016/12/22/episode-6-scream-and-the-meta-final-girl/

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Catching Up: TV Horror Meets Cinematic Horror

Classic horror influences on The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, and Hannibal.

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Sites of Rupture and Irish Decolonialism

In this podcast I talk about the importance of oral communication to the history of Irish de/colonialism. I’m analyzing Eimear McBride’s novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, the TV programs The Late Late Show and Give My Head Peace, and the movies The Wind that Shakes the Barley and The Magdalene Sisters.

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Is There Blood In My Hair?: True Blood, Supernatural, and Interpretations of Crisis

This blog continues my series on the history and development of TV horror. I’m taking an industrial, thematic, and fan theory approach to analyzing True Blood and Supernatural.

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Murder Will Out: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Teenage Cynicism

On late ’90s and early ’00s TV horror and centuries-old traditions of superstitions regarding murder.

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Neoliberalism Ate My Democracy, Or 1980s and 90s Cult TV

A brief explanation of what neoliberalism is, how it developed, and its influence on television horror in the 1980s and 90s.

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Horror TV History: Censorship, Anxiety, and the Cold War

The first installment in a series looking at the development of the horror genre on TV.

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Episode 6: Scream and the Meta Final Girl

The last podcast in this series covers the various iterations of gendered tropes in the MTV series Scream and how gender and violence intersect in metafictional horror.

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