Author Archives: Timothy Moraghan

“The world is a great mart”

Throughout our discussion of She, we have gone back and forth on the relationship between the male gaze and female agency. While Laura Mulvey describes this relationship as the imposition of male sexual fantasy onto the complicit female form, Haggard … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast

I couldn’t help but notice the contrasting characterizations of Ayesha and Ustane throughout the section. Several of the previous posts go into detail about Ayesha’s supernatural power, but I think Haggard’s portrayal of Ustane, who seems to conform to Victorian … Continue reading

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Lannan Symposium: “The (R)evolutionary Power of Climate Change”

To close her speech on “The (R)evolutionary Power of Climate Change,” Naomi Klein employed a curious figure of speech to deconstruct the bildungsroman approach to American past, present, and future that dominates our collective domestic consciousness. The words, “evolution is … Continue reading

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NY Times on Pre-Raphaelite Exhibit

Hello all, I hope you’re enjoying your respective breaks, but I just wanted to let you know that on the front page of the New York Times’ Weekend Arts section this morning is John Everett Millais’ “Ophelia,” along with an … Continue reading

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“He loved money”

Though described as a “black procession,” (304) Peter Featherstone’s funeral could not have been more about the green. First, one cannot overlook the fact that Featherstone has two wills, doubly emphasizing its importance in considering the subsequent action from the … Continue reading

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