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Adapting reproduction: portrayals of sex, birth, and bodies in four early modern women's metaphors for writing
The metaphor for writing as reproduction was common in literature by both men and women in the early modern period. Indeed, Donald W. Foster argues that the comparison between texts and children, “is the single most frequent ...
Between two gazes: Kubrick's alienating aesthetic
In his explanation of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s concluding “Stargate” sequence, Stanley Kubrick privileges its psychological and affective aspects, stating that “[the concluding sequence’s] meaning has to be found on a sort ...
A world-maker's will: the post-apocalypse and human power in Cormac McCarthy's The Road
This thesis discusses human empowerment in Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic novel, The Road. While much of present-day scholarship on The Road views the novel as nihilistically highlighting the hopelessness of existence ...
Trapped in her lover's arms : the problem of courtship and romance in selected novels by L. M. Montgomery
L.M. Montgomery may be viewed as a subversive author, rebelling against patriarchal authority. She employed the conventions of the courtship or domestic novel of popular fiction as a vehicle by which to challenge existing ...
Every woman wants to be skinny, right? : a critical examination of the fat female body within bigger girl lit / by Jessica Lynn Wyatt.
...there are significant differences between the characterizations of Chick Lit and Bigger Girl Lit protagonists. The protagonists of Bigger Girl Lit obsess about their bodies, especially the size of their bodies ...; ...