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Terribly Female: Religion, Femininity, and Power in Narnia and Tir na mBan

For my first writing piece, I would like to share my English Honors thesis, which I submitted for review in the Fall 2014 semester. In the essay, I explore gender and power in C.S. 100 more words


An Introduction

Hello, readers! Before I post any creative work, let me introduce myself: My name is Lee Ann Kostempski. I’m currently a senior at Canisius College, finishing my degree in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Classics. 357 more words


How a Scary Game Loses the Scares

It’s bad enough being stuck at one spot for hours in a video game, but I think that frustration is ten times worse if you’re stuck in the same place in a horror game, dying over and over and over again, making no progress. 734 more words

An Ironic Portrayal: A Literary Analysis of Martin Espada's Poem, "Bully"

Latino poet Martín Espada’s poem, Bully, is a sarcastic, ironic portrayal of anti-immigration rhetoric. The title alone carries negative connotation, and sets the tone for the rest of the poem. 892 more words

Book Review Blog

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett versus The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

The Humming Room
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: Personal Copy

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was first published in serial format before being collected as a novel in 1911. 1,654 more words


"Characterization in Dickens' A Christmas Carol: a Reflection"

by Alliah Over

In literature, effective characterization of both round and flat characters is essential to enhance and support themes and plot development within story. In Dickens’ … 464 more words

Cultural Materialism and Style: Exploring Literary Theory

In cultural materialism “the emphasis on historical context ‘undermines the transcendent significance traditionally accorded to the literary text- here the word ‘transcendent’ roughly means ‘timeless’ “ In short, you put a literary piece in the context of the time period and culture form which it is written, but that takes away from the universality of the piece, it makes it harder for everyone to relate to it. 352 more words