The following are a series of academic essays written by Chas during his time at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Nothing but Net: Redefining Racial and Gender Identities with Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover – written for “Children’s Literature.” Recipient of the Runner-Up award in Literary Analysis – SFA Literary Awards (2016)
Self Portrait: The Personal, Familial and Relational Catharsis of Poetry in Ada Limón’s Bright Dead Things – written for “Advanced Poetry Workshop.”
A Dramedy Tour of Tongue in Cheek: The use of narrative tone to evoke humor in Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – written for “Elements of Craft.”
The Bovary of the Nile: Cleopatra and the Process of Characterization across Mediums – written for “Shakespeare.”
The Hero in the Lens: Dune and the Catharsis of Adapting Literature to Film – written for “Introduction to Literary Analysis.”
Tale as New as Time: Narrative Retellings and Feminist Perspectives with Sarah Rees Brennan’s Beauty and the Chad – written for “Fairy Tales.”
All works © Chas Blankenship 2015-2016