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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 ...
Anxieties at the end: exploring the figure of the literary ghost and threatened social order at the Victorian fin de siecle
The end of the century was a turbulent time for England. As Victoria's reign came to an end, England's foundation was undergoing a sort of renovation. This thesis considers the figure of the Victorian ghost in the social ...