Author: emilygrujevski

02/ Autoethnography & Anime

Emily G.

Zombie-looking, bike gang- violent kids is a perfect summary of this weeks film screening of the 1998 anime Akira.

Third week of live-tweeting went a little better than last week (having a total of 3 tweets during the entire boringState of Play (2013) documentary).

From my understanding, autoethnography is a research method that is used to reflect and analyse on another culture that is not your own, from your own personal experience. It makes you self-reflect on your knowledge and allows you to deepen your understanding with a wider range of political, social and cultural issues they have.

These past few weeks of learning more about the Asian culture through the different films we have watched have been unique and eye-opening for me.
Not having any real experience and knowledge about their culture and never getting into anime, watching a full 2-hour anime this week was an interesting…

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01/ That scary dinosaur movie

Emily G.

I loved Jurassic World so surely I would like Godzilla (Gorija, 1954).

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My first class this semester introduced me to autoethnographic, a method (from my belief) that is used to describe the way we interpret and critique from our own personal experiences and framework to analyse from our viewpoints. It uses reflexivity to make us think and self-reflect on our work.

Oh boy was this lesson all about multi-tasking. We were screened the original Godzilla film, in which we also had to live tweet our thoughts whilst trying to keep up with this black & white movie with subtitles. This was a whole new experience for me which I found was a fun and unique way to share and have a look at everyone’s own references and thoughts through their own perspective.

Having not so much of a religious upbringing, and shamefully not being that knowledgeable with my history…

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