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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.