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Gender Formation and Queer Love in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 20”

Gender Formation and Queer Love in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 20”

The young man, the subject of Shakespeare’s first 126 sonnets, is an ambiguous presence. Despite being written about extensively, he is never described in full. His gender, interestingly, is neither easily identifiable nor stable. In sonnet 20, the young man’s gender is confusingly put into focus and blurred. Either as a means of correcting Nature’s...
A Comment on How Lists Shape the Mind

A Comment on How Lists Shape the Mind

I love lists. Lists are important; they tell you exactly what you need to get done, and then maybe you’ll pat yourself on the back after checking off a task. They help you out when you’re grocery shopping or when you’re idly skimming through your newsfeed. Tables of contents, glossaries, and indexes wouldn’t exist without...
Interview with Laura Bitterlich - Author of Shapeshifters Part 2

Interview with Laura Bitterlich – Author of Shapeshifters Part 2

I sat down to have an interview with Shapeshifters author Laura Bitterlich, who is an accomplished writer in Germany. At just nineteen, she is a published author and an intelligent thinker of various social issues including gender and sexuality. Her writing is mature, well-thought out and gripping. Focusing her energies on the genre of fantasy,...