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The Bellowing Ogre

Why I Like Monsters More Than Aliens

September 15, 2011 // 9 Comments

“The monstrous body is pure culture. A construct and a projection, the monster exists only to be read. The monstrum is etymologically ‘that which reveals,’ [...]

The Hugo Award As Cultural Object

September 1, 2011 // 13 Comments

“[T]he Hugo Awards do not belong to only those who voted for them. If they want them to be awards for the genre(s), then they need to be open to criticism from those [...]

Genre is Always Problematic, Thankfully

August 4, 2011 // 1 Comment

“[T]he pressures of the market, the dynamics of prestige, and the construction of genealogies are intrinsic features of the web of resemblances that constitutes a [...]
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