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Representation

Representations of Villains

Representations of Villains

All media texts – whether they’re documentaries, television news segments or newspaper articles – are constructed. Films…

Representations in film

Representations in film

Filmmakers can use a number of techniques to establish and develop characters. Their choice of camera techniques,…

Representation

Representation

A representation is a constructed media text. Representations can take many forms, including: radio segments, newspaper articles,…

Gender in Movie Posters

Gender in Movie Posters

Movie posters are a type of representation. As we have discussed in class, representations can reflect the…

Gender in Advertising

Gender in Advertising

When it comes to representations of gender, advertisers often fall back on well established gender stereotypes. ACTIVITY…

Miss Representation

Miss Representation

Miss Representation, a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores the limiting portrayal of women in the mass…

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

The term Manic Pixie Dream Girl was coined by Nathan Rabin in his review of Cameron Crow’s Elizabethtown:…

Whedonesque Women

Whedonesque Women

Joss Whedon is a writer and director responsible for creating a number of television programs including Buffy the…

Representation Assessment

Representation Assessment

There are a number of different ways that you can assess your students’ understanding of representation. I’m…