Examines the role of the "look" or the "gaze in medieval romance. Discusses concepts within these texts including love at first sight, madness of love, love as divine providence, and love as an elite concept.
Female centaurs in myth and art
This article analyses who was responsible for Gregor's death, the ending, and the portrayal of the working-class in Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis.
In The Masque of the Red Death, Poe uses elements of the fantastic such as the story’s ambiguous setting and narrator, the bizarre seven rooms where the masque is held, and the appearance of the spectral figure of the “Red Death” to communicate the horror and inevitability of death. Through...
Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is full of unfortunate mishaps and strokes of bad luck that usually have tragic consequences on the human body. Indeed, the three central characters—Tristram, Uncle Toby, and...
A unique personal tribute to a young writer who, hidden away in her Amsterdam attic, wrote one of the most powerful documents of the 20th century.
An analysis of the themes presented in "Good People" by David Foster Wallace, taking into account the author's own religious context.
One fine spring day, thirty pilgrims set off from Harry Bailey's inn in Southwark for the shrine of Thomas A Becket in Canterbury. - Amazon
Beauty and the Beast is the second most well known fairytale around the world, but who knew that the origin from the story is as old as the Ancient Romans?
Although I initially wished to compose a fairly broad list of sources, providing a reasonably instructive general introduction to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, an enormous—and enormously daunting—wealth of criticism exists surrounding the play....