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Why Shamhat from The Epic of Gilgamesh is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

TweetBut first, a story: Fall semester of my sophomore year of college, I was taking World Literature, which I hated. Not because I don’t like English classes, I actually love them, and that’s why I’m an English major. No, the reason I loathed this class was because it was full of non-English majors who didn’t [...]
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Book publishing’s lady problem

TweetA few weeks ago, an article by Deborah Copaken Kogan came out on The Nation. In it, Kogan, an author and former photojournalist, details her experiences in the dauntingly male-dominated world of book publishing. But wait, *cue record stop* that’s just the problem – publishing is not a male dominated world at all. There are [...]
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Reading classic literature through feminist eyes

TweetHaving recently decided to re-read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women series (the last time being when I was around 10 years old), I’ve noticed there are many aspects to the story that I’m struggling to come to terms with. What started off as a desire to expand my knowledge of the Classics, has turned into [...]
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