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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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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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