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Essays & Articles

Behind the Mask: An Enneagram Analysis of the Star Wars Saga

January 2020

Each main character of the mythic Star Wars saga — from prequels, classic, and sequel trilogies, to spinoffs and television shows — considered through the wisdom system of the Enneagram.

Inside the Walls: An Enneagram Analysis of Stranger Things

July 2019

Each main character of the hit Netflix series, considered through the wisdom system of the Enneagram. Originally published on RELEVANT magazine’s website.

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Turning the Wheel: An Enneagram Analysis of Lost

June 2019

Each main character of the aughts’ most celebrated television show, considered through the wisdom system of the Enneagram.

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Mark Twain and the Folklore of Day and Night

December 2018

A look at two parallel ways Twain uses folklore and superstition in his works, and what this split says about the author himself. 

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The Yokai Roots of Pokémon

August 2018

Exploring the folklore behind some of Pikachu’s friends.

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‘Fighting the Long Defeat’: Nature and Grief in Tolkien and Anglo-Saxon Poetry

November 2017

A paper delivered at the 2017 Southeastern Medieval Association Conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC.

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Sorrow and Light: Reflections on Rewatching Lost

August 2015

A longform essay on one of the most polarizing television shows in recent history.