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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

Hebdo and Jyllandes-Posten: Blasphemy in Modern Society

Theology Editor Bea Fones examines the relative controversies produced by Jyllands-Posten’s and Charlie Hebdo’s images of the Prophet Muhammad.  One can rarely put forward a view without another party disagreeing, in either a religious or secular context. Furthermore, in any situation where there exists religious worship,

The Effect of the Tarot Pack on the Surrealist Concept of Chance

President Iris Gioti explores the surrealist concept of chance and the effect that the Tarot Packs could have on it.   “Still more interesting is the study of emergences or reappearances which, through their rhythms and tokens, form history- the history of individuals as well as peoples.”

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