Category Archives: Academic Papers and Articles

Popular Culture (Film) Assignment 1

The aim of this essay is to answer the following questions: Why is the zombie genre so pervasive in American popular culture; Why is the Zombie utilised as a narrative device for exploring decaying social norms; What does this tell … Continue reading

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Intersection (Gender): Assignment 2

Gender and the division it causes in society is ever present and often a great theme in novels. Structural gendered imbalances will be identified and discussed as they manifest in and shape the experiences of different characters in the two … Continue reading

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Intersections (Race) Assignment 1

Race and racism in whatever form are often topics of interest in different novels and films. Race plays a big role in both, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Triomf by Marlene van Niekerk. Stereotypes and prejudices that … Continue reading

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English Heritage (Renaissance) Assignment 1

The tragedy and the tragic hero has always been a significant theme often present in renaissance texts. Richard II by William Shakespeare and Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe are both considered to be tragedies with a tragic hero present. These … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while, I have been extremely busy. I have started my studies, finished my first assignment and started researching for ideas for my research paper for my honors year. I decided on doing Gothic … Continue reading

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Gender Role Representation in Tipping the Velvet and Fifty Shades of Grey – My First Thesis

Introduction Enjoying sex and experimenting, especially with Bondage and Discipline/ Domination and Submission/ Sadism and Masochism also known as BDSM for short, has always been considered to be taboo. This has always been the case whether the parties involved were … Continue reading

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