Modernism Post: Kurtz’s Painting From Heart of Darkness

I could talk about the themes of Heart Of Darkness, how once we strip away everything that makes people different, all human beings have the same preverbal "heart of darkness" within them that can cause great suffering. I could analyze the title, with "darkness" referencing the idea that Africa was seen as the "dark continent" with … Continue reading Modernism Post: Kurtz’s Painting From Heart of Darkness

A Way Too Late Post on the Victorian Era: A Quick Look at Victorian Theater

In our study of Victorian era authors, the only play that we had the chance to read was The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. However, I noticed in reading the authors' introductions, many of them also engaged in playwriting alongside their more famous works. Oscar Wilde is one example, but Robert Browning, Lord … Continue reading A Way Too Late Post on the Victorian Era: A Quick Look at Victorian Theater

Modernism

I wasn't altogether very interested with the pieces that we had to read for this section of the class. I did enjoy the moments where I recognized a few lines such as T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men. This is the way the world endsThis is the way the world endsThis is the way the … Continue reading Modernism

The Entire System Should Be Lit On Fire (Modernist Blog Post)

I was torn between talking about Mina Loy’s work or Hardy’s work. I contemplated talking about both in this blog post, but I honestly felt as though it would not do either of them justice. In other words, I’m going to talk about Mina Loy’s “Feminist Manifesto” because, hot damn, I’ve never been in such … Continue reading The Entire System Should Be Lit On Fire (Modernist Blog Post)

A Post Trying that is Trying to Focus on the Victorian Era, but is Really Just My Musings on Genre and a Promo for Virginia Woolf/ Modernism

Hi, hello, I'm having a hard time trying to get myself to care as much about the Victorian pieces we read! Honestly, it feels like we hardly even spent any time with the Victorians (I think Kristin said this somewhere too)? I think it's partially because g o d, what has even HAPPENED since we … Continue reading A Post Trying that is Trying to Focus on the Victorian Era, but is Really Just My Musings on Genre and a Promo for Virginia Woolf/ Modernism