Wallace’s Found Drama and the (re)fusion of narrative in YouTube vlogging communities

Daniel R. Smith

As I have outlined in an earlier post, the YouTube community associated with the Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green, have heard from David Foster Wallace on many occasion. Being somewhat of a literary hero of (fellow novelist) John Green, the YouTube community have learnt from Wallace’s novels even if they’ve have never had the pleasure of reading him directly. As stated in my previous post, there is good reason for Wallace being something of an icon for VlogBrother John Green and YouTube vlogging communities more generally. Continue reading

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Giving sleep the attention it deserves: A compendium of sociological blogs on the many aspects of the dormant body

Editor: Daniel Smith

Authors (in order of appearance): Jodie Sewell, Hannah Jacobs, Yasmin Butcher. Lauren Firkins, Natalie White, Lauren Mockridge, Kristina Parker, Mike Osborne, Emma Pole, Marcus Wohlgemuth, Jade Reeve, Thalia Greenglass, Luke Harwood, Miskha Yarrow, Luiza Peries, Hannah Balogun, Sam Stoodley, Charlotte Lavender, Charlotte Higenbottam, Kara Johnson, Sophie West, Michael Harnett, Sophia Drinkwater. Kelly Parfitt, Francesca Wood, Mia Wheeler. Oliver Goodwin.

Introduction

Simon Williams begins his ‘Sleep and health’ article with the statement: “few sociologists it seems, classical or contemporary, have given sleep the attention it deserves” (Williams, 2002:174) In order to rectify the lapse of sociological attention on sleep, this week the third year sociology students here at Canterbury Christ Church University read Williams’ article and produced blogs on the topic. Continue reading