Humanities Articles


Fichte the fascist? The misappropriation of a republican philosopher in Weimar, Germany 1918-1933

Holy War in The Song of Roland: The “Mythification” of History

The Rise to Prominence of British Fashion in the 1960’s: Economic, Cultural, and Political Foundations

Liberalism Manifest

The Torch Bearer and the Tutor: Prevalent attitudes towards the Roman Empire in Imperial Britain

Perceptions of Ranavalona I: A Malagasy Historic Figure as a Thematic Symbol of Malagasy Attitudes Toward History

Almost Liberal: The British Government of Hong Kong in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Religious Studies

The Time and Place of Faith

“Why Such a Big Deal?”: The Didactic Function of Humor in Tibetan Buddhism

The Hiroshima Maidens Project at the Margins of History: Quaker Facilitation of Spiritual Rebirth and Rejuvenation

Justifying the Christian Cult of the Maccabean Martyrs

Rearranging Durkheim: An anthropologically ethical take on a classic theory of religion

English & Literature Studies

The Cybernetic Organism and the Failure of Transhumanism in Samuel Beckett’s Endgame

“Stitching Together Pieces:” Gender, Genre, and the Figure of Peter in Gaskell’s Cranford

Flawed Poetry as Perfect Worship: George Herbert’s ‘Life’

Redemptive existentialism and Berkeleian metaphysics: a synthesis in Beckett’s plays

White Heat: Purity and Passion in Queen Anne’s Lace

The Afterlife of Melodrama: Roger Michell’s Changing Lanes

Donatello and Ghiberti: The Choice Between Compositional Unity and Narrative Force

He, She, and It: Aesthetics in Mary Shelley

Mapping the Protestant Experience on Human Flesh Imagery in Jean de Léry’s Historie d’un voyage fait en la terre du Brésil

The Incongruence of the Schopenhauerian Ending in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung

The Inn, the Castle, and Spaceman Spiff Baudelaire Squared: Beauty on the Poet’s own Terms

Elevators: Negative Urban Space, the Futurist City as Avatar, and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

Gaspard de la nuit: Horror and Elegance Interactive Media Are Not The Future of Storytelling

Gender Studies

The Role of Butch/Femme Relationships in Transgender Activism: A Codependent Mutualism

Rising from the Fall: Experience and Grace in Goblin Market and Comus

Art History

British Genre Painting of the 19th Century: An Analysis of Through the Fog, English Channel (1886), and Innocent Amusements (1891)

The Status of the Mechanical in the Writings and Works of Two Artists: Cézanne and Matisse – The Artist as a Dysfunctional Machine

Terrible lizards and the wrath of God: How 19th century Christianity and Romanticism affected visual representations of dinosaurs and our perceptions of the ancient world

Classical Modern Irreverence: Michael Jackson and Bubbles Recontextualized

Polyphonic Tides of Revolution: The Futurist Nocturne as a Modernized Portrait

Eduardo Kac: Challenging Norms through Art

The Danger of the Abstract Sameness and Isolation in Margritte’s Golconda and Koestler’s Darkness at Noon

Problematic Issues of Objectification, Documentary and Art in Blind Woman from the region of Gondan, Mali, 1985 by Sebastiao Salgado

License to kill or license to thrill? The James Bond movies and twentieth century propaganda films

Nature or nurture? Perspectives of Japanese manga on an age-old debate