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The Ruined Cities – Leo Mellor and V for Vendetta

Submissions Reader Eavie Burnett examines the political impact of the destruction of urban landscapes in fiction.  Destruction is a powerful force. Obliterating urban landscapes creates a seemingly empty space that is in fact loaded with “phantasmal apparition” (139), as Leo Mellor describes. Mellor goes on

An Analysis of Girl With a Pearl Earring

Written by Flora Carr. “I waited for a moment, my hair out over my shoulders, but he did not come. Now that the painting was finished he no longer wanted me” (Tracy Chevalier 222) Set in the Delft of mid-seventeenth century Netherlands, Chevalier’s 1999 novel