Cold Heart: An Exploration of Aromanticism in Lucy

The story of a young girl who moves to the United States from the West Indies, Jamaica Kincaid’s novel Lucy is a moving snapshot of the coming-of-age story of a young artist. Yet, Kincaid’s novel also offers a fertile canvas onto which a new reading of an aromantic identity can be superimposed, providing a powerful critique of an … More Cold Heart: An Exploration of Aromanticism in Lucy

At the Intersection of Queer and Environmentalist: A Queer Guy Meets Ishmael

Environmentalism. Queerdom. Two seemingly unconnected topics that are at the heart of so many issues currently plaguing the world. Join me on a journey of discovery as I lay out an argument for how the two are intrinsically intertwined using ideas from Daniel Quinn’s novel Ishmael. “In simple terms, the death of the queer is one … More At the Intersection of Queer and Environmentalist: A Queer Guy Meets Ishmael

Monstrous Love: A Blueprint for Homoeroticism in Frankenstein

A classic novel approaching its bicentennial celebration, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein remains a staple of any literary education. Comprised of a primarily male cast with a beginning and conclusion set in the masculine Arctic space, homoeroticism runs rampant as creator and created hurdle towards a final confrontation. Join me as I re-imagine this novel without the constraints of … More Monstrous Love: A Blueprint for Homoeroticism in Frankenstein

The Loss of Identity: Autogynephilic Transsexuality in Jealousy

Fall into the tropical world of Alaine Robbe-Grillet’s novel Jealousy as I examine the complexity of the novel’s narrator. A story told in entangled arcs of narrative progression, Jealousy offers a fertile ground upon which to cast a critical queer lens. Journey with me as I argue for the autogynephilic transsexual reading of the narrator and the implications such … More The Loss of Identity: Autogynephilic Transsexuality in Jealousy