Author Archives: Feminism Through Cinema and Literature

About Feminism Through Cinema and Literature

Hi, its Tia. From Cambridge, England. Avid reader, film watcher and feminist. Studying for an undergraduate degree in English Literature at York St John University. The tone of my blog has hopefully developed into a more literary and critical analysis of female roles in cinema and literature. This is a development that I hope to continue as I progress with my studies. Hope you enjoy my blog and do feel free to leave a comment.

A Southern Belle in Decline.

The South, The Smell and The Societal Moral Descent in William Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily’. “Alive, Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town”. William Faulkner’s 1930 short … Continue reading

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An Imprisoned Female Sexuality.

Sex and Sexuality in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’.  “There are things in that paper that nobody knows but me, or ever will”. Published in 1892, ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is an example of American feminist literature. Gilman’s short story … Continue reading

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Girlhood Interrupted: Identity, Femininity and Anxiety in the ‘Alice’ Books.

The struggle for identity in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. “She generally gave herself very good advice though she seldom ever followed it”. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ([1865]1988) and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There ([1871]1988) focus … Continue reading

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Jordan Baker, Gender and The Great Gatsby.

A critical analysis of the relationship between narration, characterisation and gender in The Great Gatsby.  “She was incredibly dishonest”. In The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald, 2001), Nick Carraway’s depiction of Jordan Baker contradicts essentialist beliefs about gender. Essentialism refers to the belief that … Continue reading

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The Amazonian Princess Reborn

Wonder Woman “I used to want to save the world, this beautiful place. But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness within. I learnt this the hard way, a long, long time ago.” This week celebrates … Continue reading

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A Most Modern Woman.

The Scandalous Lady W. “I belong to no man. And although it may be my misfortune to live in an age of men, I will never belong to a man.” In 1781, a man’s wife is considered to be his … Continue reading

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Always an Unusual Girl.

Lana Del Rey “It takes getting everything you ever wanted and losing it to know what true freedom is”. In celebration of her new album; High By The Beach, I have decided to dedicate this post to my favourite piece of poetry … Continue reading

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