Who Fed on Whom?: Plagiarism and Identity in Polidori’s The Vampyre

This was my final paper for a course on the British Romantics, hence the length. The assignment was to choose a text not listed in the syllabus and connect it with themes and texts covered within the course. I chose John William Polidori's The Vampyre and the theme of authorial identity. By the end of … Continue reading Who Fed on Whom?: Plagiarism and Identity in Polidori’s The Vampyre

Advertisements

Where Art Lives with Duchamp

While I agree to some extent with Duchamp's demonstration of the urinal, to place a urinal in an art gallery does to some extent make it art, it forces the viewer to consider it in a new way. Even if the urinal is to be considered art though, it would not be Duchamp's. Had Duchamp, … Continue reading Where Art Lives with Duchamp

Odradek

A found poem, based in Kafka's The Worry of the Father of the Family (as translated by Stanley Corngold). Neither pertains Enables Functional shape Merely broken Meaningless Its own way complete Treat him Like a child Laughter Without lungs Almost painful