I'm in my final semester as a grad student of media studies, I'm also 'Mom' to my 15-year-old autistic son. My interests are film history--its analysis and criticism; the art of rhetoric as well as cultural history from about the Edwardian period to the present.
ageer370 has written 32 posts for Metonymy

Motivation in Teaching Powerpoint

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So–Have We Forgotten…Already?

Our nation has lost its right to maintain and keep the second amendment; We are collectively unable to responsibly legislate appropriate safeguards–such as the ban on assault weapons enacted under the Clinton administration–as well as proper background checks (both criminal and psychological) or limits on amounts of ammo one can purchase or possess at one … Continue reading

“Drift”: A Quick Review

I highly recommend the book, Drift (2012) by political commentator/host Rachel Maddow. In it Maddow introduces and defines an intriguingly cogent argument for the increasing detachment the United States’ civilian population feels towards the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars as well as towards the armed services, in general. Using incredibly compelling evidence, Maddow cites the U.S. … Continue reading

Our Childish Selves

Just a thin piece of tissue separates our adult selves from our childhood selves. A piece of tissue that lingers, woven and threaded, bordering on a realization nearly achieved by adolescence and coming into full fruition at young adulthood. At that time the tissue is strong, decorous and resilient to attack of consciousness both social … Continue reading

Ms. Magazine | Top Ten Historic Advances for Women Now at Risk

Ms. Magazine | Top Ten Historic Advances for Women Now at Risk.

An Analysis of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Season 1, Episode 1: “Love is All Around”

To: Professor Medina Abenoza From: Rebecca G. Agee Date:  8 May 2011 Script Analysis/ Audience Response 5564 Introduction On Saturday evening, September 19, 1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show made its debut on the CBS television network.  At the time of its airing, the world was abuzz and restless with social, economic and cultural change. … Continue reading

Jenny Get Off the Block

Of Meshes of the Afternoon

The film Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) is an enigma.  It ‘works’ on many levels: as an example of polished cinematography; as a personal statement; as the original representation of filmic art as psychological journey (psychodrama) and as an almost interactive challenge to its viewers to be accepted and pursued.  “Meshes” is definitely one of … Continue reading