Colin Dray
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Colin Dray is a Lecturer in Literature at Campion College of the Liberal Arts, Australia, and has taught Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His writing and criticism has appeared in Australian Literary Studies, Meanjin, Voiceworks, Antipodes. His blog can be found here:

Columns // 15 Articles

Night-Wing Media: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart's Lessons in Discourse | 13 Oct 2015 // 8:29 PM

Through the levelling power of humour, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report cut through the culture's sensationalism and panic to remind us of the baseline of normality beneath all the hysteria.

'24 - Live Another Day' 'Cause You're Gonna Die Anyway | 16 Aug 2015 // 8:30 PM

24 began sugared-up on gooey clich├ęs of liberty and freedom -- and ended in hypoglycemic shock. Would a new series be worse for our health?

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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