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The Effect of Gender Oppression on Mental Health

May 4, 2021

  Regarded as one of the most important works of American feminist literature, “The Yellow Wallpaper” follows a woman’s descent into madness, as she falls victim to sexist oppression. Charlotte Perkins Gilman employs symbolism and imagery throughout her portrayal of … Read more

A Place to Open Up: Isolation, Despair and Alcohol

May 4, 2021

  Ernest Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well- Lighted Place”, originally published in the Scribner’s Magazine in 1933 and later in his book Winner Take Nothing, highlights a night at a cafe with multiple unnamed characters. Hemingway centers the short story around … Read more

Week 15: The Final Countdown

May 2, 2021

With less than a week left in the semester, the summer breeze and excitement for the conclusion of the first year of college for the freshman class is heavy in the COVID free air. Soon the restlessness of being locked … Read more

War Trauma is Human Trauma

April 30, 2021

“The Lives of the Dead” is a short story written by Tim O’Brien, featured in his book The Things They Carried, recollecting on his time fighting in the Vietnam War. In this story, O’Brien utilizes first-person narrative to reflect on … Read more

Week 14: The Countdown Begins…

April 27, 2021

With only a few weeks to go, motivational burnout, fast-approaching deadlines and a mental countdown until the last final exam is most likely being felt by everyone. In ENGL 105i, the process of preparing and making the video essay is … Read more