In a Tortoiseshell: This essay is about the Korean media’s nationalist sentiments, as seen through its reaction to PSY’s ridiculously popular music video “Gangnam Style.” The following excerpt situates “Gangnam Style” as a satirical commentary, orienting the reader to the actual features of the Gangnam district and how those features clash with the song’s representation. Continue reading
In a Tortoiseshell: In this piece, the author considers Catholic fashion blogs and their dialogue with mainstream fashion. Evidence and analysis are seamlessly integrated into a cohesive argument. Kalvaria’s use of “signposting,” that is, the framing of evidence within an analytical framework, helps propel the paper to a strong argument. Continue reading
In a Tortoiseshell: In this excerpt, Sewheat demonstrates a clear command of motive, addressing the existing scholarly commentary on Ralph Steiner’s Saratoga Billboard (1929), which only provide literal interpretations of the work’s subject matter, and then moving beyond the scope of current scholarship to analyze the piece from an artistic perspective.