Benjamin Ball - 2021 Journalism Senior Colloquium
From Margo Bresnen on May 1st, 2021
Following my work with the Prospect section of The Daily Princetonian and in JRN 280 The Literature of Fact: Writing about Culture, where I spoke at length about the science fiction medium's relationship to politics and culture, my project explores the scientific and cultural ideas behind Zack Snyder's 2021 movie Justice League. By speaking with a number of scholars, I explored the extent to which pop culture is true to the origins of the ideas it repackages, and why and how that repackaging happens. In short, I aim to provide academic, historical, and scientific angles to what is often considered a "low-art" medium.