About Modern Minutia
You may be wondering why a blog about the analysis and exploration of characters and themes in modern media and pop culture would be called ‘Modern Minutia’. First, think about what Minutia means.
(Oxford Dictionary) Minutia- the small, precise, or trivial details of something.
In literature, the characteristics of the people and the themes present in the story tend to be explored and embraced throughout the plot to make the reader understand the character motivations. Academics, advanced readers, and even book clubs often spend endless amounts of time discussing and dissecting these small, precise, and seemingly trivial details of the themes and character traits associated with protagonists, antagonists, and even the most minor characters in a story to expand upon the plot and try and understand motivations for what goes on in the story.
For the most part, however, this same level of character and theme analysis is considered a niche area of study when it comes to other media in pop culture, such as film, television, graphic novels, web comics, and other more modern source materials. This blog is dedicated to encouraging and embracing the same critical analysis of themes, characters and forms of characterization popular in media outside of traditional written literature.