My name is Rebecca Sedlak, and I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, working toward a double major in English and Journalism: Magazine. Career-wise I see myself going to graduate school and entering the world of book publishing and editing.
This blog gives me an outlet to share my (and others’) critical forays into the world of mass media.
Critical feminist and literary analysis of popular media is important. Don’t be fooled by the popularity of pop culture. The mass media is large, reaches a vast amount of people, and can often spew wrong, strange, sexist/ageist/racist and otherwise hurtful messages. Sometimes the media runs away with a story without really looking at it in depth. Some messages pervade American culture and are so deeply ingrained that we don’t stop and think about them with a critical eye.
Through this blog, I mean to stop and do just that.
My inspiration for Media Whirl came from a few research papers I’ve written in college. The first was about race depiction in the “Twilight Saga,” the second a look at how nature informs gender roles in “Snow White.”
I also have a Food Allergy Cooking blog. So if you like to cook, feel free to check it out.
If you have any questions or comments, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you twitter, you can follow me @RebeccaSedlak