Beare, Alexander Hudson
The University of Adelaide
Alexander Beare is a current postgraduate student at the University of Adelaide. His thesis investigates the notion of a crisis in masculinity in H.B.O's The Sopranos and Showtime's Dexter.
ArticlesIn Showtime’s Yellowjackets (2021-present), ‘magic’ (referred to by the characters as “It”) has an overwhelming presence. Supernatural visions, clairvoyance, and occult iconography are laden throughout each episode. However, the audience is often left uncertain if magic is, in fact, ‘real’ or conjured in the imagination of the show’s characters. Yellowjackets follows a...Read more
ArticlesIn the HBO series The Sopranos, Tony and his friends use “prosthetic memories” to anchor their ethnic and criminal identities. Prosthetic memories were theorised by Alison Landsberg in her book Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture. She argues that prosthetic memories are memories acquired...Read more