Posts Tagged: essay

Architecture in Oz Shelach’s ‘Picnic Grounds’ + Sorayya Khan’s ‘Noor’

Examine the role of architecture in Oz Shelach’s Picnic Grounds and Sorayya Khan’s Noor.     Oz Shelach’s Picnic Grounds and Sorayya Khan’s Noor centre on two different partitions – Israel/Palestine and East Pakistan/West Pakistan – commenting on two unique cultural,

Architecture in Oz Shelach’s ‘Picnic Grounds’ + Sorayya Khan’s ‘Noor’

Examine the role of architecture in Oz Shelach’s Picnic Grounds and Sorayya Khan’s Noor.     Oz Shelach’s Picnic Grounds and Sorayya Khan’s Noor centre on two different partitions – Israel/Palestine and East Pakistan/West Pakistan – commenting on two unique cultural,

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

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

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

Versatile Blogger Award

First of all, I would like to apologise to Mike McGuire for not accepting his attempt to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award for so long.  For some reason I have not written much over the past few months

Versatile Blogger Award

First of all, I would like to apologise to Mike McGuire for not accepting his attempt to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award for so long.  For some reason I have not written much over the past few months

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

Role of Motherhood in ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ + ‘Samson and Delilah’

P.J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding, and Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah are forged in the furnace of motherhood.  Both films centre on characters deprived of the traditional, idealised notion of motherhood, in which a strong, caring mother successfully protects and nurtures

Role of Motherhood in ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ + ‘Samson and Delilah’

P.J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding, and Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah are forged in the furnace of motherhood.  Both films centre on characters deprived of the traditional, idealised notion of motherhood, in which a strong, caring mother successfully protects and nurtures

Geography, Identity and the Past in Toni Morrison’s ‘Song of Solomon’

Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon revolves around the search for identity.  The desire to know oneself dominates the actions of the characters in the novel, and it is through their actions that an interconnectivity between the past, geography and

Geography, Identity and the Past in Toni Morrison’s ‘Song of Solomon’

Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon revolves around the search for identity.  The desire to know oneself dominates the actions of the characters in the novel, and it is through their actions that an interconnectivity between the past, geography and

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,

The Role of Boundary in Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Based on a mixture of his own Congo experiences and a fictionalised account, Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, is forged in a furnace of blurred boundaries.  It revolves around man’s ability to permeate boundaries and presents the reader with

The Role of Boundary in Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Based on a mixture of his own Congo experiences and a fictionalised account, Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, is forged in a furnace of blurred boundaries.  It revolves around man’s ability to permeate boundaries and presents the reader with