Wyeth’s detractors claim that the painter staged a “discovery”of hundreds of illicit, decades old paintings of his own making, featuring his muse and lover, Helga Testorf. … More The Artist’s Widow – An Interview
Thoughts on My Body: Sexuality, Feminism and Self-Concept in Generation X … More The Last White Girl in El Paso
In Christine de Pizan’s Book of the City of Ladies, written circa 1405, the author places herself in the lead role of an allegorical tale of a philosophical journey in pursuit of truth. … More The Birth of Modern Feminism: 15th Century Europe
Section 1: The Work and its Historical/Cultural Context Arguably the most famous piece by painter and drafter John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shallot depicts an emotionally evocative scene on an ancient theme: the fabled medieval city of Camelot. The work’s creation in 1888 was inspired by a poem by the same name which … More Analysis of William Waterhouse’s Various Renditions of the Lady of Shallot
In searching for themes among William Shakespeare’s plays, I observed numerous parallels between the views that the poet chose to assert regarding love and romance in Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night. It’s confusing, really, to try to determine exactly what his position on the love actually was. The story Shakespeare tells in the plays … More Shakespeare: A Jaded Poet?
In an unprecedented treatise on the fallacies of conventional religious belief and the limitations of certain types of logic in understanding the nature of God, 18th Century philosopher David Hume introduced an innovative, skeptical view on religious thought. … More On Hume’s “Dialogues” and Argument from Design
I shouldn’t complain. My husband scooped me up, so to speak, from borderline poverty and set me in a world of comparative ease. … More Memoir: Rooms