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Monthly Archives: November, 2015

“A Modest Proposal”: An Old Solution to a Modern Problem

Posted by: Elizabeth Vance Jonathan Swift’s essay has long been regarded as a satirical disquisition that parodies Swift as a humanitarian attempting to alleviate Ireland of its burdensome, impoverished citizens. … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

If it Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix it: Satire and Breaking Norms in The Beggar’s Opera

Posted by: Shawn Flickner The Beggar’s Opera, written by John Gay, first premiered on January 29th, 1728.  It was “the first recorded long running play, which managed 62 successive performances … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Irony of Daniel Defoe’s Argument’s Success vs. Mary Astell’s

Posted by: Patricia Niculas Both Daniel Defoe’s Roxana and Mary Astell’s Some Reflections Upon Marriage dissect the idea of marriage and propose their objections from a woman’s perspective. While both … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Amorous Lady: A Critique on the Past and Current Conceptions of Art

Posted by: Katelyn Lindsey The definition of art has always been something widely discussed within different groups; what’s even more controversial is the idea on how one should do ‘proper … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mirror, Mirror on the wall…How do I know what I know at all?

Posted by: Laura Walsh John Locke uprooted the famous theories of Renee Descartes, often referred to as the father of philosophy, with his groundbreaking epistemology that challenged innate knowledge and … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Aphra Behn, Closet Abolitionist?

Posted by: Leah Avitabile “Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret” – Aphra Behn Little is known of Behn besides her writing. Fortunately, her … Continue reading

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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