T.J. West III (January 2015 and September 2016)

T.J. West III is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English. His dissertation, tentatively titled History’s Perilous Pleasures:  Experiencing Antiquity in Post-War Hollywood Film, explores the historico-biblical epic and the ways in which it attempts to mitigate the terrifying nature of modern history through an appeal to the ancient world. He teaches courses on film, popular culture, race, and gender, and in his free time enjoys watching The Golden Girls and nerding out over the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and their various adaptations. He frequently blogs at Queerly Different. You can follow him on Twitter @tjwest3.

To read and comment on TJ’s posts individually, please use the links below:

September 2016:

January 2015:

The Greatest Show on Earth!:  The  Historico-Biblical Epic, Excess, and the Sublime Historical Experience (30 Jan)

History’s Fiction Problem:  “Selma” and the Value of Fictionalized History (23 Jan)

Nasty, Brutish, but Definitely Not Short: Game of Thrones and the History of Power (16 Jan)

Who’s That Lady?:  Women’s Historical Fiction and the Writing of Female Subjectivity (9 Jan)



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