“A Stasis in Motion: Wordsworth’s Poetics” academic essay by Reuben Jentink

A Stasis in Motion: Wordsworth’s Poetics academic essay by Reuben Jentink William Wordsworth’s “The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman” is “concerned with the variations” (Simpson xi) in perspectival positionality. For David Simpson, “it is the mind that sees, not the eye” (xi). The forsaken woman’s “perspectival” death-song is a dialectic between, on the one

“”Small, fierce, and restless eyes”: Stereotype and Hybridity in Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater” academic essay by Kelly O’Connor

“Small, fierce, and restless eyes”: Stereotype and Hybridity in Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater academic essay by Kelly O’Connor “Thou hast the keys of Paradise, oh, just, subtle, and mighty opium!” exclaims Thomas De Quincey as he concludes the chapter on “The Pleasures of Opium” in Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (55).

“Humanity as History, Not Science” academic essay by Ainslie Fowler

Humanity as History, Not Science: The Reconstruction of Culture through Crake’s Misanthropy in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake essay by Ainslie Fowler   Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake oscillates between the post-apocalyptic world of Snowman and the Crakers and the disparate communities of the Compounds and the Pleeblands. Atwood’s pre-apocalyptic setting is an extreme

“Keats’s ‘The Eve of St. Agnes:’ A Consumerist Fantasy” essay by Allison Birt

Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes”: A Consumerist Fantasy essay by Allison Birt   Nineteenth century London witnessed an exponential increase in the number and variety of shops available to its citizens. Goods from Britain’s growing colonial empire and increasingly sophisticated manufacturing sector filled these shops with ready-made luxury items that were very popular among

“What the Dead Know” essay by Chelsea Pratt

What the Dead Know: Political and Personal Corpses in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four essay by Chelsea Pratt .       Seeping ulcers, naked bodies, tortured forms: as intellectual as George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four might seem, it also draws heavily on the corporeal aspects of human existence. In fact, the individual body often serves to emblematize Oceania itself: the

“Her Father’s Daughter: Locating the Maternal in Shakespeare’s King Lear” – essay by Chelsea Pratt

Her Father’s Daughter: Locating the Maternal in Shakespeare’s King Lear essay by Chelsea Pratt .             Opening with a jocular account of extramarital pregnancy, the language of female reproduction permeates the whole of King Lear.  Despite these linguistic invocations, the maternal body remains physically absent on stage: the princesses’ mother has passed away before the action

“Baby, It’s Biological: Incest as the Human Circulatory System in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” – essay by MacKenzie Walker

Baby, It’s Biological: Incest as the Human Circulatory System in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore essay by MacKenzie Walker .        John Ford’s Tis a Pity She’s a Whore (1633) is a very bloody production. Scholars conclude that Ford uses the flow and restriction of blood to illustrate his premise that incest is the most appealing