Is American Psycho A Misogynist Text?

Is American Psycho A Misogynist Text? INTRODUCTION The essential premise of American Psycho is probably not a sexual one, and to focus on Bateman’s sexuality is to risk missing the point. The caricatured inhumanity of the central character focuses on markers of maleness, a “pre-metrosexual” 1980’s masculinity defined by materialism. Read more…

The Presentation of Violence

The Presentation of Violence The Presentation of Violence in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The different rivers of violence – sexual, domestic, racial, personal — that flow through Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When Read more…

Gulliver’s Travels and the Witches

Gulliver’s Travels and the Witches “He has gone where fierce indignation can lacerate his heart no more” – these are the epitaphic words of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels. They are indicative of a career spent contemplating the weaknesses and sins of mankind, of a man described alternately as Read more…