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“Glorious Works”: An Analysis of Creative Narcissism within John Milton’s Paradise Lost

By: Rebecca Dillon Havelock Ellis’s observation that “all creation is essentially an exercise of Narcissism” becomes especially intriguing when considering the representation of creation in…

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Into the Dark: The Freeing Power of Darkness in Charlotte Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”

By: Meghan Farbridge Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a tale of “female confinement and escape,” which depicts the narrator’s experience of a “nervous…

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“The sense of shift:” Blurring Beauty in Michael Ondaatje’s “‘The gate in his head’”

By: Elizabeth Strong Michael Ondaatje’s poem “‘The gate in his head’” is dedicated to Victor Coleman, a well-known Canadian poet and the first editor at…

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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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