Archive for ‘Beauvoir’

September 14, 2010


I’ve been sick over the last couple days and the work I needed to put into the finalization of my research proposal has been on hold… Until I got a mail from my supervisor yesterday evening. The deadline for submission isn’t until tomorrow, the 15th, but he suggested we’d get together and go through it. So, a meeting was set up for this morning at 11. Him, me, and Ingvil, my co-supervisor.

Sooo very nervous, even though I know I shouldn’t be – they’ve said that pretty much everything is accepted (if this is because everyone works enough on their proposal to get approved, or if they approve just about anything, remains unclear). Put in an hour last night (just a bit about methodology and analysis) and sent it on its way this morning.

Very happy when Ingvil told me the research question was very good! That pretty much made my day. She also commented on how I’ve “found” Toffoletti and said she’s one I can definitely use in my thesis. I was also led in the direction of Beauvoir, which I now see if obvious, but which I didn’t before. That’s good. Also Beudrillard, who I had made a mental note of, but not read much of or about because I wanted to ask for advice first.

The meeting didn’t last for more than maybe 15 minutes, as Cato thought it had to be more formal than it does, and Ingvil had to rush to another meeting.

Next supervision is October 1st, and a group-serupvision regarding methodology and theory. Hope to get some input then, because, man, I feel a little lost!

To do:

  • Draft: Table of content
  • Plot line
June 15, 2010

Starting Point


This blog will focus on my work toward a masters degree in Art- and Cultural Studies at the University of Stavanger, Norway. I’ll be starting my dissertation in August 2010, and hopefully finish it by June 2011. My subject is Battlestar Galactica (BSG) and/or Caprica, BSG’s spin-off prequel series. The subject has not yet been fixed, but I am very interested in the hybrids of the shows (both the “hybridcylons that are/control the Basestars), the hybrid child Hera, and the “hybrids” Zoe and Tamara.

The theories I’ll use, and the episodes/scenes I’ll focus on has not yet been decided, but I am interested in post-colonial theory (maybe using Bhabha‘s  hybridity theory by applying to the field of popular culture studies, that is, BSG/Caprica). I am also interested in Beauvoir‘s body-as-situation, and in that regard the cylons‘ constant downloading into new bodies.

Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.