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“In Utter Defeat I Came to You:” Power, Mastery, and the Value of Submission in Leonard Cohen’s Verse

By: Claire Hurley Pedagogical relationships are one of the many thematic preoccupations that dominate Leonard Cohen’s body of work over his long and esteemed career…

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Reconciliation in Chaos: Tracing word distributions and sentiment in the monologues of “Palace of the End”

By: Nathan Drezner Judith Thompson’s 2007 docudrama play, Palace of the End, presents a series of characters entrapped in their own histories, tangled up in…

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“She Ever Fed it with Thin Tears:” The Convergence of Necrophilia and Nurturing in Keats’ “Isabella”

By: Julien Gagnon The thematic dynamics at play between life and death, and especially the inevitable convergence of these apparent binaries, are evoked by likening…

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When Gluing Cracks Together Is Not Enough: Trauma and Abjection in Kim Thúy’s Ru and Eden Robinson’s “Dogs in Winter”

By Liz Wagner Since it disturbs the natural flow of reading, the fragment form constitutes one of the most striking literary features of contemporary migration…

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‘Otherness’ Reinforced through Queer Temporality: A Queer Reading of “Drown” and “Quarantine:”

by Sanjna Navani Temporality is “a mode of implantation through which institutional forces come to seem like somatic facts”; in heteronormative society, these forces “are…

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