For WGST 250 Gender and Popular Culture, I kept a weekly journal in which I used media examples and my personal experiences to reflect on how gender relates to the cultural processes of production, representation, and consumption. For example, I used Disney’s The Little Mermaid to take a closer look at audiences’ relationships with media texts and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to talk about third wave feminism.
Journal #1 • What is popular culture?
Journal #2 • Introducing terms and concepts
Journal #3 • Indigenous Representation
Journal #4 • Gender and Cultural Production
Journal #5 • Social change in the 1960s-70s
Journal #6 • The 90’s: Buffy, zines, and the third wave
Journal #7 • Representing Women
Journal #8 • Representing Men
Journal #9 • Queer/Non-Binary Representation
Journal #10 • Consuming Popular Culture
Journal #11 • Gender, Pop Culture & Space/Place
media critics on YouTube
Along the way, I referenced a number of online creators who take a critical look at popular culture and media texts. Here are a few of my favourites: