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Title: “The future looks just like him”: Mulder and the (fe)male gaze
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 2,197
A/N: First of all I'm so sorry this is late. I was due to post on Friday but I've had a virus for a week and that, along with work being ridiculously busy at the moment, wiped me out. Mods, I hope it's okay for me to post this today.

“The future looks just like him”: Mulder and the (fe)male gaze )
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Title: "I do not gaze at Scully" The Rain King: The X Files' Response to Laura Mulvey
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 2859
A/N: Written for the 2011 round of [livejournal.com profile] xf_is_love. I'm writing this much later than I'd have liked to, mainly because I forgot I was posting today until yesterday, and so it's therefore shorter than I'd like it to be. There's a lot more I could say about the male gaze and The X Files, but if you take a look at the bibliography you'll find some of the articles out there covering this in more depth than I am in this essay.

Is Mulder’s comment to Holman in Rain King a serious reference to Mulvey’s concept of the male gaze? Were the writers planting an in joke that only students of pop culture would get? And if so, does their response to Mulvey hold up?
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[identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
Title: Christ, Hamlet and Ralph Nader: Symbolism and Sacrifice in The X Files
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 1816
A/N: I'm writing this much later than I'd have liked to, and it's therefore shorter (and possibly less coherent) than I'd like it to be. There's so much I could say about The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati. Religion, philosophy, reality, fiction, sacrifice and resurrection are just some of the themes covered in this episode, and if you take a look online (or at the bibliography) you'll find just some of the articles out there covering these. I hope that you enjoy this essay though, that it gives you something to think about, and that I haven't offended anyone with what I've written (that definitely isn't my intention).

( Ask anyone about religion in The X Files and I'm sure Scully would spring to mind. )

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[identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
TITLE: The Only Truth That Remains
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
DISCLAIMER: The X Files and all its characters belong to The Syndicate Chris Carter and co. No infringement is intended. Please don’t abduct sue me.
A/N: This was written for the episode Demons. I had a shortish drabble thingy that I wanted to make longer and it fitted in perfectly with this episode, and this fic. More notes at the end of the fic, so I don't spoil it. Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] idella and [livejournal.com profile] hummingfly67 for the beta.

You had some kind of relationship with him...The man who worked with my father, the man who came to you that night when I was twelve, and forced you to choose Samantha. )
ext_20988: (fact no. 16 aliens are real)
[identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
Title: Seeing is Believing: Reality, Truth and Fiction in Jose Chung’s From Outer Space
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 4362
A/N: This essay is something I've wanted to write for a long time - since writing my 3rd year dissertation on reality and fiction, in fact, and referencing Jose Chung's in that. Writing it was something I really enjoyed, though cutting the first draft down from 15000 odd words was pretty tough; I could have covered so much more on the subject, but I think it works as it is and I hope you all enjoy reading it. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] cadiliniel for the encouragment, and huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] truemyth for the incredibly insightful beta, the encouragement, the early morning emails getting excited over what else from the series fitted into the essay and the absolutely gorgeous cover.

Truth is as subjective as reality. So, it can be argued, is love. )


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