Monthly Archives: April 2013

Detropia and Regress

Detropia is a riveting documentary that explores the consequences of a city that once served as a core, but has fallen into the periphery. The documentary does not make its arguments with a documentarian’s voice, but through interviews with people … Continue reading

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Progress or the Past in the Periphery?

We have discussed the notion of progress abundantly throughout the semester and whether the plots of the novels seem to be moving forward or in what ways they seem to be referencing the past.  After finishing She, I reread the … Continue reading

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She as a Very Dark and Twisted Disney Princess

From when I saw the cover of She until about the third day of reading it, I had high hopes for the female representation in “She.” The powerful woman raising her arms in a commanding fashion, staring at the looker … Continue reading

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The Role of Race in She

An initial question we approached this novel with is the question of whether Haggard is presenting us with a novel that provides the rare theme of feminine authority. One aspect that we did not directly look into is the factor of … Continue reading

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Is Love the Remedy for Passing Time?

The convention of time is tested, twisted and stretched in “She,” as we have discussed in relation to Ayesha’s apparent immortality. This omnipotent woman has lived for thousands of years, managing to preserve her virginal beauty and youth. Her skin … Continue reading

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