Western Sydney University
Ümit is a PhD candidate at the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. Her research explores video blogging (vlogging) on YouTube as a contemporary digital form of Autobiography, using an adapted method of virtual ethnography.
ArticlesIntroductionSince its launch in 2005, YouTube has fast become one of the most popular video sharing sites, one of the largest sources of user generated content, and one of the most frequently visited sites globally (Burgess and Green). As YouTube’s popularity has increased, more and more people have taken up the site’s invitation to “Broadcast...Read more
EditorialBeing is an empty fiction. The “apparent” world is the only world: the “true world” is just a lie added on to it… —Nietzsche. Anna Poletti: I’m attracted to autobiography in a non-narrative context because I’m very interested in texts that people...Read more