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The Dead Are More Visible, Steven Heighton 2012 0

The Dead Are More Visible

The following review is a finding from a backup, found thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, from whose trove of data this belatedly rediscovered review of Steven Heighton’s short story collection The Dead Are More Visible is now brought to you once again from June 6, 2012, beloved readers...

The Modern Arabic Literary Language, Jaroslav Stetkevych

The Modern Arabic Literary Language

Jaroslav Stetkevych’s account of Arabic’s unfolding lexical and stylistic nimbleness, appropriately titled The Modern Arabic Literary Language, narrates the language’s fabulous linguistic history, with the very voluptuousness characteristic of the Arabic language. The second paragraph of his first chapter rings timeless: To the Western student unfamiliar with the schematic morphological...

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Nausea and The Stranger

Kingston is an unlucky city according to the few acquaintances I’ve made among the writerly posses who find themselves between the local campus and libart café on the precious gold mile of Queen’s city that is Princess Street. They all gossip about their sordid futures, uninherited and unmerited, and that...

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Anxiety and Acceptance in the Hundred Acre Woods

Adults bombard children with what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, ‘appropriate’ and ‘foolish’ from the moment children enter the world. One should eat, but must not enjoy food in excess. One should act rationally and therefore not play with plastic bottles, because that is simply not rational. If the adult cannot...

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Murder Mystery Theatre

Dinner theatre is a stage production performed before or after a meal, for which the admission is the cost of the dinner, aimed at effectively combining the standard dinner-and-entertainment date practice. Murder mystery theatre emerges from this style with a higher emphasis on audience participation and integration into the plot...

Female Agency

Female Agency in Medieval Drama

In medieval drama, women are often under-represented. When they are present, they act as set decoration or an obstacle for men to overcome, like Noah’s wife who refuses to board the ark in Chester’s Noah. Medwall’s Fulgens and Lucres seems to provide a reprieve from this formula. The audience is...

A Social Analysis of the True Self

A Social Analysis of the “True” Self

The concept of the “true self” has been examined in a variety of disciplines. From a sociological lens, the self is understood in terms of social relations. The “true self”, for the purpose of this paper, is understood to be a unified, independent and irreducible self that exists in each...

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Greek Verse

In the same way we can illicitly understand the Greek in Oscar Wilde’s description of smoking cigarettes as the divine μονόχρονος ἡδονή, Constantine A. Trypanis’ prose translation of Greek poetry from Homer to George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis in The Penguin Book of Greek Verse is so smooth, yet literal,...