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Hauntingly Familiar: Bondage, Blood, And Property In Old Hepsy

Eir-Anne Edgar |

The intertwining threads of blood, race, family, and inheritance were primary concerns during the nineteenth century. The maintenance and clarity of racial boundaries were necessary to determine…

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Consuming Cromwells in the Court & Kitchin of Elizabeth

Dana Schumacher-Schmidt |

This article takes as its subject a hybrid text that offered readers a novel taste of the private life of two well-known figures when it first appeared in the late seventeenth century: a satirical…

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“’twill Fill Your Stomachs”: Illicit Sex, Rape, And Cannibalism In Early Modern Drama

Chloe Owen |

Cannibalism occurs in various forms throughout early modern drama. From the demonization of colonial subjects (for example, Caliban in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest ), to the…

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The Voice Behind Storytelling: An Empowering Look At The Corroboration Of Standard English And Black Vernacular English In Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

Nicole A. Selvaggio, MA |

In a world where Standard English is the “standard,” the incorporation of improper linguistic forms in speech and writing seems like nails scraping against a chalkboard. Grammarians and…

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A Seventh Son And His Phallic Mothers: Female Monstrosity And Empowerment In The Wardstone Chronicles

Dr. Sandra Cox |

Critiques of dominant attitudes pertaining to gender and sex are not typically the domain of coming-of-age stories about young men for adolescent readers; however, examining the ways in which…

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A Feminist Utopia? Revisions Of Family In Mary Shelley’s Falkner

Bryn J. Gravitt |

Mary Shelley’s last novel, Falkner, narrates the stories of Elizabeth and her adopted father Falkner as they battle English societal pressures and persistent melancholia. Shelley was in…

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Mary E. Coleridge, Androgyny, And The Spectral Doppelgänger

Heather Braun |

The female Doppelgänger is in hiding. Critical studies of literary Doppelgängers focus almost entirely on male doubles from Frankenstein to Fight Club, suggesting that this motif…

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A Feminist Bait-and-switch: The Hunger Games And The Illusion Of Empowerment

Sarah Thaller, PhD |

The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, has been praised for its strong female protagonist who resists societal conventions and stands as a symbol of resistance to patriarchal…

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“rule, Britannia!”: White Englishness And The Unheimlich Home

Sarah Kent |

In both physical and metaphysical experiences, postcolonialism is haunted by the continuous negotiations of the boundaries and borders of home. At the heart of colonialism is the drive to expand…

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Home As The Unhomely In Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

Dilek Ozturk-Yagcı |

Over the years much ink has been spilled into the “place” of home in literary and political spheres within the context of certain schools and approaches, mainly the ones related to postcolonial…

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