Tag: westworld

From Hope-Punk to Speculative Fiction: TGA 2020 Round-Up

Emma Louise Backe , January 4th, 2021


Believe it or not, we started 2020 with the proposition of Hope-Punk, the possibilities that could emerge through the disposition of hope. Throughout this year, we’ve explored how…


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Navigating the Maze: Models of Cultural Revitalization in HBO’s Westworld

Emma Louise Backe , March 16th, 2020


By Haley Bryant  The Maze on Kissy’s scalp HBO’s 2016 reboot of the 1970’s sci-fi film Westworld is not only one of the most visually interesting television programs…


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The Word: Rhetorics of Resistance in Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale

Emma Louise Backe , July 25th, 2018


By Emma Louise Backe Dolores Abernathy—titular host in HBO’s Westworld series—spends most of the second season with a gun on her hip and a constellation of blood spattering…


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