Category Archives: Narrative

Magical Friendship Hats: Fantasy and Shared Meaning in NBC’s “Community”

Okay, so, rhetoric and communication scholar Ernest Bormann proposed this method called fantasy-theme criticism for understanding how groups of people develop shared frameworks of meaning for understanding their world. He coined the term “symbolic convergence” to describe what happens when … Continue reading

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En Route: Traveling as (Un)raveling

It’s stories’ fault. For as long as I can remember, I’ve endowed solitary trips–via bus, train, airplane, what have you–with a particular sense of anticipation, of wonder, that has never really come to fruition on any of the actual trips. … Continue reading

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