I come up with new and entertaining ways to present dry subject matters.
For this essay, I got contacted by the editor of "A New Type of Imprint" who asked if I could write an essay about Andreas Lind's 2014 study. The results of this study seemed to indicate that humans rely on auditory feedback (our own voices) to infer the meaning of our words (The details of the study are further elaborated on in the essay). And as such, I wrote "Say What", an essay about Lind's study that I believe showcases my ability to make seemingly dry subject matters more accessible and entertaining. Sadly, this was the last magazine ANTI AS published due to the editor moving on to another project.
This is one of my published essays in the Oslo-based award-winning magazine "A New Type of Imprint". Our collaboration started when I got in touch with the magazine and sent them a few of my texts. After reading them all, they decided to publish my "Fighting Noise with More Noise" - an essay about commodity culture and the counter-movement known as culture jamming. I originally wrote this essay for a class I did on satire. They told me they were pleased with my contribution, and they even contacted me again about writing another piece for them (You can also find this text in my portfolio)
This essay is an analysis of James Joyce's "Araby" (1914) from his collection of short stories titled "Dubliners". In his response to this essay, my professor said: "Congratulations Benjamin, you've just written the greatest closing paragraph I've ever read."
This is a project description and a pitch of a text I want to write for a magazine. The idea for the text came to me as I sat and pondered about how and why influencers have such a high level of cultural significance. I asked myself, "Has it always been like this?", and then I remembered that the closest thing to an influencer in the past are probably the Romantic poets.
This essay is an analysis of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and her reader-response to classical works such as "Plutarch's lives", "Paradise Lost" and "The Sorrows of Young Werther". I wrote it for an exam in Literary theory and scored an A.
This is an editorial introduction to Allen Ginsberg's controversial poem "Howl".