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The Deity’s Masquerade: On the performativity of identity in the works of Lord Byron

By Hannibal de Pencier In his works, Lord Byron largely anticipates the twentieth-century notion of performativity as expounded by feminist theorist Judith Butler. Byron’s habitual…

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Sansûkh and the Importance of Fan Engagement: A Close Analysis of Fandom as an Interpretive Community

By Catherine Hall Reading, writing, and discussing fanfiction is an integral part of online fandoms. There are 5,381,000 works available (as of November 2019) on Archive…

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Where is Dolores Haze? Interpretive Communities, Aestheticizing Violence, and Lolita in Contemporary Popular Culture

By Christina Marcucci Over fifty years after its publication, Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) has integrated into mainstream American popular culture, with pop singers such as Katy…

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