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The Gothic in David Lynch: phantasmagoria and abjection
David Lynch has long been identified with 'New American Gothic', a late capitalist cinematography that disrupts the glossy normalcy of the American dream with visions of violent menace, and physical and sexual aberrancy. ...
Persepolis: the story of a childhood
(Cambridge University Students Union, 2005-06)
Review of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel 'Persepolis'.
Richardson's 'Sir Charles Grandison' and the symptoms of subjectivity
(The Eighteenth Century, 2010-12-01)
Proceeding from the academic orthodoxy that the eighteenth-century novel is a key site of the creation of modern subjectivity, this essay examines the representations of authority, morality, and community in Richardson's ...
Men, women, and not quite non-persons: derivatization in Roxana
(Société d’études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, 2018)
This article argues that Roxana exemplifies a peculiarly modern mode of “derivatization”: a form of “ontological reductionism” articulated by Ann J. Cahill in which individuals are diminished to “the reflection, projection, ...