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“The old way of love seemed a dreadful bondage”: Homoromanticism and Identity in D.H Lawrence's Women in Love

“The old way of love seemed a dreadful bondage”: Homoromanticism and Identity in D.H Lawrence’s Women in Love

“‘You can’t have two kinds of love. Why should you!’ ‘It seems as if I can’t,’ he said. ‘Yet I wanted it.’” (Lawrence 481) D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love tells the story of love and tragedy between two women struggling with their own circumstantial love affairs. However, separate from the changing values of modernist...
His Place in the Sky: Family and Loss in David Chariandy’s Brother

His Place in the Sky: Family and Loss in David Chariandy’s Brother

“Toronto” by VV Nincic on Creative Commons What does it mean to grieve? That is the central question which David Chariandy’s 2018 novel, Brother, addresses. Living in post-pandemic 2021 can be so chaotic and fast-paced that the slow, careful nuances of everyday life are simply forgotten. Regardless, there is a certain something that sings between the lines of this...
That Distant Black Flag: The Intricacies of Familial Love in Chang-rae Lee’s A Gesture Life

That Distant Black Flag: The Intricacies of Familial Love in Chang-rae Lee’s A Gesture Life

“Japan” by YoTuT on Creative Commons “Let me simply bear my flesh, and blood, and bones. I will fly a flag.”(Lee 356) Chang-rae Lee’s novel, A Gesture Life, is a slow, emotional exploration of the complications that arise in the diasporic communities of the globalized last century. Chang’s quiet narrative hints at the darker complications...
Forgotten Voices: Death and Transformation in Lee Maracle’s Ravensong in Relation to Modern Epidemic

Forgotten Voices: Death and Transformation in Lee Maracle’s Ravensong in Relation to Modern Epidemic

Ravens on the trail” by Abhi Here on Creative Commons “Never again would wolf women serve men in quite the same way again.” (Maracle 2) Lee Maracle’s newly-revived novel, Ravensong, is a quiet but powerful recollection of the sociopolitical impact epidemic has on marginalized communities. Originally written by Maracle in three days, Ravensong was rejected...