Thompson, Jay Daniel
University of Melbourne
Jay Daniel Thompson lectures in the Media and Communications program at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include digital media writing, media rhetoric, news journalism, gender and sexuality studies, and discourse analysis.
ArticlesIntroduction Nancy Thompson (Heather Langekamp) is one angry teenager. She’s just discovered that her mother Marge (Ronee Blakley) knows about Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), the strange man with the burnt flesh and the switchblade fingers who’s been killing her friends in their dreams. Marge insists that there’s nothing to worry about. “He’s dead, honey,” Marge...Read more
EditorialIf you live through this with me, I swear that I would die for you— Hole, “Asking for It” (1994)The 1990s was a curious decade – post-1980s excess and the Black Monday correction, we limped into the last decade of the 20th century with a whimper, not a bang. The baby boomers were in ascendency, shaking off the detritus of a century of extremes behind...Read more