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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.

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 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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The Foremothers of Feminism.

“We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help free the other half”. – Emmeline Pankhurst. With the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Suffragette film, these fantastic feminist film poster have been published. Can … Continue reading

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A ‘Lolita Lost in the Hood’

Lana Del Rey “She is made to live in the world she creates. She is one who has been so disappointed by life, she had to create her own world.” -James Franco. Wise words from the delightful Lana Del Rey. … Continue reading

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