display of factual history shaking hands with fiction

When reading Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49” one is flooded with a deluge of historical references (dates, places, events) and, unless a historical genius, probably feels confused as to the historical accuracy of such references. As critics have shown, Pynchon blends factual history with fiction and manages, as David Seed writes in “The Fictional … Read more

Modernism and Futurism: An Essay

Modernism is the deliberate departures of traditional with the use of innovative formation of expressing distinguish in many styles in literature on 20th century. In arts, the radical break of the past and concurrent searches for new forms in expression (Rancheti, 16). Modernism has fostered period of the experimentation in arts. It is also defined … Read more

The Successes and Failures of “Couple in a Cage”

Coco Fusco and Guillermo G?mez-Pe?a’s Two Undiscovered Amerindians is a bold experiment of a performance whose successes and failures stem from the same aspect of the show: its tendency to blur the lines between the audience and the performers. When Two Undiscovered Amerindians succeeds, its presentation of an ethnographic display makes its audience question their … Read more

Symbolism in Lord Of The Flies

Imagine a group of young boys who have just crash-landed on a deserted tropical island with no adults or supervision. William Golding showed in his ground breaking novel Lord of the Flies, what may happen in just those circumstances. In his very complicated and diverse novel Golding brings out many ideas and uses many literary … Read more

A Visit into the Minds of the Goon Squad

In Jennifer Egan’s A Visit From The Goon Squad, each chapter brings with it a different point of view that adds new dimensions that build upon the story arc. To emphasize characters’ thoughts and feelings and to offer different perspectives of recurring characters, Jennifer Egan uses varying points of view in “Ask Me If I … Read more

Analyais of a Passage in The Prelude

In the stichic passage from William Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem The Prelude, the speaker, who represents Wordsworth himself, encounters unfamiliar aspects of the natural world. The passage is a bildungsroman in verse, a coming-of-age poem that chronicles the psychological growth of the speaker. In the passage, Wordsworth deals with two separate streams of consciousness—one former and … Read more

Immortality in Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” is a melancholic poem that considers the possibility of immortality for the people buried in the churchyard the speaker visits. Although previous sections of the poem explore different ideas, such as the speaker’s remorse for those who passed their earthly lives ignobly and seemingly without consequence, “Elegy” … Read more

A movement in the decorative arts: Art Deco

Art Deco (1920-1940) also known as style moderne, was a movement in the decorative arts and architecture that originated in the 1920s and developed into a major style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. Its name is short for Arts Decoratifs, where it was officially introduced for the first time in … Read more

Symbolic Aspects Depicted by John Steinbeck

In John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums,” nature represents Elisa Allen’s confinement, the chrysanthemums symbolizes Elisa herself, and the tinker embodies Elisa’s wants. The narrator compares the Salinas Valley to “a closed pot” because “[a] high gray-flannel fog of winter closed off the [valley] from the sky and from all the rest of the world… [and] it … Read more

The Origins of Fauvism in Collioure, a Commune in France

Jean Leymarie said that “Collioure was the birth of Fauvism”. How far do you agree with this statement? Fauvism, the first twentieth-century movement in modern art, was a very short lived movement between 1905-1907 that was the product of a rapidly and radically changing culture. Innovation and experimentation were becoming fundamentals in the art world … Read more

Comparative analysis of Kehinde Wiley’s “The Two Sisters” and Jan Van Eyck’s “The Double Portrait”

While Kehinde Wiley’s “The Two Sisters” and Jan Van Eyck’s “The Double Portrait” are both greatly detailed portraits, each one contains its own style, form, content, and context that give the paintings a unique presence in its own way. Kehinde Wiley’s “The Two Sisters” is a pop art oil painting done on a linen surface … Read more

Magical Realism in The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” Gabriel Marquez uses magic realism in the most effective way. Magic realism is the literary technique that applies fantasy to ordinary events. Marquez incorporates magical realism into “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” to show themes such as isolation, culture, and transformation. This story used magical … Read more

An Analysis Of Postmodern Blackness By Bell Hooks

When the essay was first written during the 1990’s, the main point was that postmodernism was probably the most well-known trend with scholars and different academic people for its thoughts of “heterogeneity, the decentered subject…recognition of Otherness” which was just a number of different ways for saying, culture was attempting to help empower the underestimated … Read more

Postmodernism and the Matrix

This paper is about the postmodern IR theory with the ideas of Michael Foucault and the movie The Matrix (1999). In first place postmodernism explained as a critical IR theory and its assumptions discussed. Secondly The Matrix (1999) will be summarized. After that the movie will be analyzed with a postmodern perspective. And finally there … Read more

Ritualistic Consumerism: How Consumption Replaces Religion in ‘White Noise’

Consumer culture has been discussed by many authors and philosophers as long as the human race has been consuming. Consumerism is often referred to as a negative force in society, specifically in the United States, due to America’s image of surplus and leisure even in times of societal and economic suffering as discussed in Clay … Read more

A Study of Fauvism

Fauvism For artists, the twentieth century began five years late. Late it might have been, but when it got going, it was decades ahead of it’s time. In 1905 nothing was as “modern” as modern art. It was to remain that way throughout the century. There are many people who still fail to understand the … Read more

Poetics of Postmodernism in Kurt Vonnegut

Literature Review Postmodernism is dominant philosophical approach that questions and rejects the fundamental totality of human thought and homogeneous way of perceiving the outer reality of the world. , which is the main focus of present study with reference and application to Kurt Vonnegut’s The Slaughterhouse Five. Like literature itself, postmodernism is difficult to be … Read more

Modernism and Futurism: An Essay

Modernism is the deliberate departures of traditional with the use of innovative formation of expressing distinguish in many styles in literature on 20th century. In arts, the radical break of the past and concurrent searches for new forms in expression (Rancheti, 16). Modernism has fostered period of the experimentation in arts. It is also defined … Read more

Characteristics of Modernism

Introduction The following research paper will critically engage with the architectural movement known as Modernism. This will be done by engaging in its formal, spatial, tectonic, philosophical and the broad contextual characteristics, to establish a theoretical framework. This frame work will then be applied in evaluating four architectural projects, to establish how successful the buildings … Read more