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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...
Applying Intersectionality to Nella Larsen’s Passing

Applying Intersectionality to Nella Larsen’s Passing

(Original Caption) The Most Populated Street in New York City – East 112th Street. General view of East 112th Street. (Getty Images)          In 1989, Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term Intersectionality to expose how the “single-axis framework that is dominant in antidiscrimination law” is insufficient when considering the “multidimensionality of Black women’s experience” (139). However,...