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Literary Theory

PSYCHOANALYTICAL THEORY – A FREUDIAN APPROACH

Being a student of psychology for 4 years now, I will definitely know something about “Psychoanalysis.”  Literary theory is basically a huge area which shares its field with a lot of other theories making psychoanalytical theory our focus in this... Continue Reading →

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REVIEW ON ADRIENNE RICH’S “COMPULSORY HETEROSEXUALITY AND LESBIAN EXISTENCE”

Adrienne Rich’s essay “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence” marked the end of “sisterhood feminism” – which was an assumption that all women who shared the same kind of oppression, were sisters. She highlights on lesbianism and heterosexual women in the feminist... Continue Reading →

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ADRIENNE RICH & HER WORKS

A very famous poet, essayist and a radical feminist of her time, Adrienne Cecile Rich was born on May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, US to Arnold Rice Rich who was the Chairman of Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Medical... Continue Reading →

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ANALYSIS OF “THE OVAL PORTRAIT” BY EDGAR ALLAN POE THROUGH THE LENS OF LIBERAL HUMANISM

Edgar Allan Poe who was considered as a major figure in Romanticism in the United States engaged in writing in Gothic style which was quite appealing to the readers of that time. In his short story "The Oval Portrait", he... Continue Reading →

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TERRY EAGLETON – INTRODUCTION : WHAT IS LITERATURE?

"What is literature?" This is one question that has been raised so many times by so many different scholars and each time there has been a different opinion. This question is open to discussion as it is not really possible... Continue Reading →

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Beginning Theory

Change is something that is inevitable. More than accepting something, people tend to oppose it more because of the mindset of the people. Nobody wants to step out of their comfort zone as long as it is helping them. The English... Continue Reading →

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Reconsidering Race, Language and Identity in “The Emperor Jones” by Michèle Mendelssohn. (IDENTITY AND LANGUAGE)

"Jones emulates the white winners of the power game because he perceives the 'survival of the fittest' as a racialized enterprise in which the fittest are those who can act the whitest." This was a line that captured my attention... Continue Reading →

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