Posts Tagged: criticism

The Short Story, Literary Modernism, Kafka and Woolf

“The short story encapsulates the essence of literary modernism, and has an enduring ability to capture the episodic nature of twentieth-century experience” (Dominic Head). Examine the relationship between literary modernism and the short story with reference to the work of

The Short Story, Literary Modernism, Kafka and Woolf

“The short story encapsulates the essence of literary modernism, and has an enduring ability to capture the episodic nature of twentieth-century experience” (Dominic Head). Examine the relationship between literary modernism and the short story with reference to the work of

Imitating George Oppen

For my module ‘American Poetry: 1950 – Present’, we were tasked with a small assignment that required us to write “One or two poems in the style of one of the poets studied on the course, accompanied by a short

Imitating George Oppen

For my module ‘American Poetry: 1950 – Present’, we were tasked with a small assignment that required us to write “One or two poems in the style of one of the poets studied on the course, accompanied by a short

An Introduction to ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’

Mention the name of Little Lord Fauntleroy’s eponymous protagonist and one commonly receives a response centred on his iconic outfit.  That you would likely receive this same, possibly mocking response on either side of the Atlantic, attests to the intense

An Introduction to ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’

Mention the name of Little Lord Fauntleroy’s eponymous protagonist and one commonly receives a response centred on his iconic outfit.  That you would likely receive this same, possibly mocking response on either side of the Atlantic, attests to the intense

The Rwandan Genocide: the Redistribution of Christian Morals and Values

In the lead-up to my third and final year at KCL, I sat down to select modules for the coming year.  As I scanned the modules offered, one entitled ‘Testimony: Holocaust and Rwanda’ jumped out at me.  It seemed as

The Rwandan Genocide: the Redistribution of Christian Morals and Values

In the lead-up to my third and final year at KCL, I sat down to select modules for the coming year.  As I scanned the modules offered, one entitled ‘Testimony: Holocaust and Rwanda’ jumped out at me.  It seemed as

Role of Space + Geography in Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry

Endeavouring to examine the role of space and geography in the entirety of Elizabeth Bishop’s poetic catalogue, would result in a sprawling, ill-focused argument.  Rather, by narrowing the focus to ‘At the Fishhouses’ and ‘In the Waiting Room’, a more

Role of Space + Geography in Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry

Endeavouring to examine the role of space and geography in the entirety of Elizabeth Bishop’s poetic catalogue, would result in a sprawling, ill-focused argument.  Rather, by narrowing the focus to ‘At the Fishhouses’ and ‘In the Waiting Room’, a more

Place in ‘The Wanderer’ and Anglo-Saxon Elegy

In the frame of English literature, the term elegy has come to define a series of short poems found in the Exeter Book.  These poems, written across hundreds of years by unknown authors, written in differing styles, and many incomplete

Place in ‘The Wanderer’ and Anglo-Saxon Elegy

In the frame of English literature, the term elegy has come to define a series of short poems found in the Exeter Book.  These poems, written across hundreds of years by unknown authors, written in differing styles, and many incomplete

Vincenzo Lunardi – A Travel Writer and Aeronaut

Vincenzo Lunardi’s balloon flight from the grounds of London’s Honorable Artillery Company in 1784, was one of the first flights in the world and the first ascent into the English atmosphere.  This skyward exploration, a frontier largely foreign to man,

Vincenzo Lunardi – A Travel Writer and Aeronaut

Vincenzo Lunardi’s balloon flight from the grounds of London’s Honorable Artillery Company in 1784, was one of the first flights in the world and the first ascent into the English atmosphere.  This skyward exploration, a frontier largely foreign to man,