Literature Review

My (currently untitled) MA thesis will position James Baldwin as a proto-intersectionalist and will demonstrate how intersectionality in literature has evolved over time. In chapter one, I will analyse Baldwin’s novel Another Country (1962) as an example of an intersectional text. Chapter two will be about intersectionality in lesbian literature (the primary text of which… Continue reading Literature Review

Blog Portfolio

When I started this blog in October of 2019, I assumed that I would be blogging about my research interests: James Baldwin and intersectionality in literature and culture. Thus, my first post was Queer Masculinities in James Baldwin’s 𝘎𝘪𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘪’𝘴 𝘙𝘰𝘰𝘮 and Beyond. I diverged slightly from the titular topic in the body of the blog… Continue reading Blog Portfolio

Until I Write Again: My Solo Exchange Diary, Vol 2 (3/3).

CONTENT WARNING: Discussions of Covid-19 and Mental Illness This is going to be my last blog post before this blog undergoes MA assessment. At the moment, I am not in a very collegiate head space, but I figured attending to college work and trying to get something done might distract me, if even for half… Continue reading Until I Write Again: My Solo Exchange Diary, Vol 2 (3/3).

My Journey through Female Shame in Erin Williams’ ‘Commute’

Content Warning: Mentions of sexual abuse. I have been procrastinating writing this post for a long time – primarily because I read the book about five months ago and because it was recommended to me by two members of staff from my favourite local bookstore Vibes and Scribes. I want to do both the book… Continue reading My Journey through Female Shame in Erin Williams’ ‘Commute’

On Lesbian Loneliness: My Solo Exchange Diary, Vol 1 (2/3)

In My Solo Exchange Diary: Volume 1 Kabi Nagata outlines the ways in which the publication of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness has changed her life and examines the bounds of her perpetuating loneliness. This companion manga furthers Nagata’s examination of her intense relationship with her mother and her sense of being untethered from other… Continue reading On Lesbian Loneliness: My Solo Exchange Diary, Vol 1 (2/3)

Wikipedia Wonderland

Alright, first of all, it is absolutely necessary for all of you to watch the video linked below until at least the end of the first chorus so that you can sing my title "Wiki-pedia Wonder-la-and" along to it before you read the rest of this post! https://youtu.be/jEW9adwYm10 Ulala Session's (울랄라 세션) 'Waikiki Wonderland' from… Continue reading Wikipedia Wonderland

On Lesbian Loneliness: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (1/3)

Over the next few weeks I am going to write a three-part series on lesbian loneliness. The inspiration for these posts comes from Nagata Kabi’s graphic novel/manga My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and her two-part sequel series My Solo Exchange Diary (volumes one and two). I will be drawing heavily from Nagata’s narrative, including quotes,… Continue reading On Lesbian Loneliness: My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (1/3)

Research Seminar: ‘Middle-brow Modernism: Irish Writers and The New Yorker in the Mid-Twentieth Century’ by Dr Yen Chi Wu.

This semester Dr Yen Chi Wu presented a paper outlining the culture around publishing in The New Yorker according to twentieth century Irish writers. Many writers saw The New Yorker as an affront to art – seeing it as low quality, whereas others celebrated it. He mentioned many names I am familiar with – John… Continue reading Research Seminar: ‘Middle-brow Modernism: Irish Writers and The New Yorker in the Mid-Twentieth Century’ by Dr Yen Chi Wu.

Research Seminar: ‘Poems about Women from Eighteenth Century Ireland’ by Dr Andrew Carpenter.

Research Seminar: ‘Poems about Women from Eighteenth Century Ireland’ by Andrew Carpenter. For our research skills module in my MA we must attend research seminars bi-weekly and write about two of them on our blog! I attended most of the research seminars this semester and found them all fascinating. There is nothing more thrilling and… Continue reading Research Seminar: ‘Poems about Women from Eighteenth Century Ireland’ by Dr Andrew Carpenter.

Kerri’s List of Sapphic Lit!

As a little addition to my last blog post, I thought I would write a recommended reading list of my favourite books written by or about queer women! Also, I am posting this to implore you all to recommend me the best sapphic literature and films you’ve read/seen – hold the voyeurism. If you have… Continue reading Kerri’s List of Sapphic Lit!