BOB DYLAN AND THE PARADOXICAL TRADITION OF ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT ART

Dylan's still recent Nobel win reminds us one of the most interesting aspects of his popularity through the decades: the way he was embraced by the mechanisms of the very system he rebelled against. What was Bob Dylan’s pivotal role in shaping the popular culture of the sixties through his ever changing political stance and his obsessive tinkering with his own public image?

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THE PERSONAL, THE POLITICAL, AND THE ACADEMIC: MAGGIE NELSON'S THE ARGONAUTS

Kneading together memoir, academic writing, and social criticism, Maggie Nelson gives a new meaning to "The personal is political." How does Nelson use her experience to present social issues, and how does Deleuze's perception of phenomenology play a part in this? 

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ISOLATION AND REFERENCES IN T.S. ELIOT'S POEMS

How does T.S. Eliot use various literary references to construct the voices in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “The Hollow Men” to highlight the themes of isolation and miscommunication in the two poems?

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WHAT MAKES A BOOK SCOTTISH: ON CALEDONIAN ANTISYZYGY AND NOSTALGIA

When discussing Scottish literature, a familiar point of discussion is determining what element makes it Scottish, distinguishing it from other countries’ literature. Along with the theme of national identity, Gregory Smith’s idea of a Caledonian antisyzygy will inevitably come up.

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HEART OF DARKNESS: A POSTMODERN READING

Marlow, the protagonist of the novel, seems to make his way through perceptions and representations of reality, which he builds in what could be said to be, from a postmodernist point of view, a modernist approach and which he transcends in what could be said to be a postmodernist approach.

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Elisa Sabbadin
I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT 'IT' MEANT: JACK KEROUAC'S SEARCH FOR LIFE ON THE ROAD

Kerouac’s breathless run towards a non-identifiable destination, entwined with alcohol, drugs and sexual promiscuity and recounted in On the Road has sometimes been seen as an escape or a self-contradictory way to avoid reality, but is in truth an authentic and spiritual search in life and for life.

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THE VILIFICATION OF SHYLOCK

While Shylock is not a heroic figure, his role as the villain is supported solely upon his religion, and as the portrayal of Jews is conditioned by the social and political circumstances of England at the time, it prevents the play from being faithful to the true nature of its characters.

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Platon