Category Archives: Feminism

The Groundbreaking Circle

Our lit circle has been loving Maggie Shipstead’s 2021 Booker Prize nominated novel Great Circle! Being an all-female group, Shipstead’s emphasis on feminism as really caught our attention and made this book very engaging. We appreciate how she highlights the … Continue reading

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Circle Up!

Check out Izzy & Tessa’s new podcast on Maggie Shipstead’s novel, Great Circle. With an emphasis on style and pattern, they investigate the unique structure and themes of the novel, from femininity to family. Join them to listen to their … Continue reading

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Feminism in Great Circle

Our #LitCircle recently started reading Maggie Shipstead’s 2021 novel GreatCircle, which was nominated for the Booker Prize. The novel tells the story of Marian Graves, a fictional female pilot, who attempts to fly around the world. At the same time, … Continue reading

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Assault on the Black Female in This Mournable Body- Reagan Russell and Max Santopietro

In this novel Mournable Body, assault on the black female body is a reoccurring theme. So far in the novel, there have been two different physical attacks on two different women. The first woman to be attacked is Gertrude, one of Tambudzai’s hostel mates. She is described … Continue reading

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Patterns of Fabric

Visual media can add a lot to the meaning of a work as a whole. Amy Lowell’s poem “Patterns” is one of her most famous works. Artwork inspired by this poem assists in the understanding of themes being conveyed. The … Continue reading

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Diving Into the Life of Nikki Giovanni

Majority of Nikki Giovanni’s poems focus on the subject of discrimination against women and minority groups as well as people below the poverty line. Giovanni describes her poems as voices for those who felt voiceless. Although it may seem that … Continue reading

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An Interesting Story By Francis Coates Jones In this image we see two beautiful women and a young girl. One woman is reading a newspaper while sitting in the sunlight while the other woman is sewing. Both the woman sewing and … Continue reading

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Sharing Digital Moments About Emily Dickinson

I was pleased recently that a student shared John Green’s Crash Course English Literature with me. This YouTube project is impressive, and you can tell that the Green brothers have fun putting these video together. I think they create interesting … Continue reading

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Improving our Critical Thinking Skills for Analyzing Culture

To support how well we picked up on Wharton’s use of “hieroglyphics” motif in The Age of Innocence, I found this video last night on Twitter. I think this will help us appreciate even more the nuances of double standards … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath and Confessional Poetry; The Original Angst

Sylvia Plath is a complicated and intense woman, and those attributes are reflected in her art. Even today, it is difficult for one to find a woman who challenges the societal norm by daring to be angry. Plath is not … Continue reading

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