Hey, got your message! Hrm, my first thought is looking to see if you campus has a student group that would be meme-trendy that you could hang out with at a meeting. I’m thinking of something like a computer club/ gamer club/ etc. My university has, I believe, two groups of this type. You might want to contact the president of the club and give him/her the low-down on what your doing; that might help you alleviate your ethical concerns. I can’t think of any specific web-forums or other places where you...
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I’ve seen this around Imgur comments as well, particularly on photos where something bad has happened. Ie. “Here’s a photo of my broken model” “Thanks Obama!” There are also photos captioned “Thanks Obama” including a C&H comic on 1/23/13.
This. I’m quoting KYM extensively in my Masters thesis as this is the primary source of meme information. But, I am stating in my introduction the details of the site, its unique place in my research, and how articles are created. I do love the fact that some of my citations are the usernames of article creators though. It is SO funny to have an academic site that is “(Blubberman)” or something like that! :P
Any other thoughts?
Good stuff here! I am a graduate student writing on memes, myself. I’m looking into how memes and their templates can be used as tools to teach writing techniques and academic templates to incoming college students. I’ll try to contribute to this thread with anything I come across, and I’ll certianly be sure to check out some of the things listed here. Here are some of the sources I’ve been using, although this might not apply to everyone due to my topic. George, Diana. “From Analysis to Design: Visual...
Ideally, I’d rather have ones that move people to action because of validity. Though I am thinking of using Courage Wolf because of the ones which are motivational. Did You Know might have something there, the PacMan example certainly makes people move, lol. What I’m doing with this part of the chapter is this: using Aristotle’s claim of rhetoric being, at its core, persuasive, I am proving that memes can be considered rhetorical because they often persuade people to action (whether large scale...
Hello all! I’m a graduate student who is writing his thesis on memes. Long story short, I’m arguing that memes can be used in English classrooms as teaching tools for templates, style, tone, etc. Anyway, for one part of my research, I’m looking for memes that are persuasive at their core. Ones like Advice Mallard which persuade people to action. I don’t mean one example of a whole meme (like one Insanity Wolf that persuades, Insanity Wolf as a whole meme/genre is not persuasive); rather, I mean memes...