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

An Open Letter to the Straight and Cisgender Community

To my straight and cisgender friends, Today is National Coming Out Day. Started 29 years ago, this day celebrates the coming out process. For an LGBT individual, coming out is an important part of accepting one’s own identity, and it allows for an individual to publicly embrace that identity. Furthermore, coming out is an integral … More An Open Letter to the Straight and Cisgender Community