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Senior Alyssa Rodriguez spent the summer evaluating the manic pixie dream girl, a trope often found in modern media when a quirky woman advances the plot for male characters.

Summer scholar analyzes ‘manic pixie dream girl’ in pop culture

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor September 1, 2016
Quirky, obnoxious and unique. These traits create the “manic pixie dream girl” trope that Ithaca College senior Alyssa Rodriguez explored this summer in collaboration with Katharine Kittredge, professor in the Department of English. Rodriguez’s project is funded by her Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award, an annual IC award that provides students with financial support for scholarly projects.
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