Author Archives: Anna Frenzilli

A Victorian Soap Opera

I had a difficult time identifying with the secretive Lady Audley, but I am a product of a society that is desensitized to violence and all too used to hearing bad news, so I wanted to find out how the … Continue reading

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Subversive Similarities

The Rosamond-Lydgate saga is wearing on me— the constant avoidance, the ever-expanding and entangling network, and the exhausting hysterics. The old saying goes that opposites attract, and at first glance Rosamond and Lydgate seem to be quite contrary. After all, … Continue reading

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Trying on a New Pair of Glasses

I have to admit, I was skeptical of Wafaa Bilal’s project when he first started describing it. As he explained the space that he had secured in an art gallery and his grueling thirty-day schedule on display and at the … Continue reading

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What’s Blood Got To Do With It?

“‘He has got no good red blood in his body,’ said Sir James. ‘No. Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass, and it was all semicolons and parentheses,’ said Mrs Cadwallader”. (65) What is the connection between Casaubon, language and … Continue reading

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For the Love of Dogs

When nothing happens, the usual course of action is to say nothing. If Betteredge had skipped from Thursday to Saturday in his final reflections on the first period, I would not have stopped to ponder Friday’s events, or lack thereof, … Continue reading

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