Editing Identity Online: Film Reviews as Religious Narratives on Patheos
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
How do we construct narratives about ourselves, how are these narratives influenced by our religious lives, and how do these narratives look when they appear on the Internet? Exploring the construction of autobiographical narratives and how they are influenced by contemporary society, I am focused on one particular kind of autobiographical storytelling: blogging. I am interested in how religion bloggers narrate their identities through interactions with film. Looking at the convergence of self-narratives and online culture, I study how bloggers edit themselves in particular online spaces, both enabled and constrained by new media technologies and trends in American religion and culture. Specifically, I focus on two writers on Patheos—the largest religion blog hub—and how, through film reviews, they translate cinematic ideas into conversations about the current state of their religious beliefs and their own "self-histories."
Robinson, JoanneGrieve, Greg
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016.
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