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Buchan defends master thesis, "Rhetoric, Gender, and Myth in the Age of the Technoapocalypse"

CELEBRATIONS!

Jen Buchan has engagingly defended her master’s thesis, “Rhetoric, Gender, and Myth in the Age of the Technoapocalypse.” Ms. Buchan is embarked on a program of research exploring artificial intelligence (AI), gender, control, and the anticipatory emotions of fear and hope. Her thesis examined representations of women-gendered communicative AI in the critically acclaimed films Ex Machina and Her, arguing the films perpetuate long-standing jitters about women and/as technology (e.g., Pandora; Pygmalion’s statue). Serving on her committee were Professors Michele Kennerly (advisor and chair), Stephen Browne, and Ekaterina Haskins.

Congratulations, Jen! 

(photo of Buchan and Kennerly from spring 2019)