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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 )
[identity profile] odessie.livejournal.com
I'd hoped to post a vid today, but there was just no way I was going to finish it in time, so have some meta instead:

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(And I've been massively busy with real life - and modding [livejournal.com profile] festivids! - so am very behind, but am loving the X-Files love that I've seen, and will definitely go back and catch up on stuff and leave some comments before the month ends.)
ext_20988: (science v mysticism)
[identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com

Some of you may know that I'm currently doing a PhD, and my PhD is on The X-Files. Specifically I'm looking at fanfic, and one thing I find really interesting is the different ways in which Scully and Fowley are treated. I find Fowley fascinating, and one thing I like about her lack of backstory is how we're able, as fanfic writers, to create our own histories for her. This entry touches on that, and is drawn from an early draft of a chapter that will be published later this year in an anthology called Fic. I hope you find it interesting.



The G-Woman and The Fowl One: Fic and Femslash in The X-Files Fandom )
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[identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
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?
juniperphoenix: Fire in the shape of a bird (Lone Gunmen)
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Quoth Wikipedia: "Jumping the shark is an idiom used to describe the moment of downturn for a previously successful enterprise." It's easy to take the title of this episode as a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the state of the show in season 9, and on one level that's what it is. However, the title works on the level of the story as well. We learn in this episode of the declining fortunes of the Lone Gunmen, who haven't published in a year and are hanging on by a thread after expending all their resources in a fruitless search for the missing Yves. It's an ominous moment in the mytharc, too: we glimpse Scully, likewise hanging by a thread in Mulder's absence, who with the loss of the Gunmen is now bereft of a major source of support just as all hell is about to break loose. Things are falling apart.

meta, continued )

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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. )

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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