It was the gay werewolf project, did you expect anything different? (reflection)

My favorite project of the semester was the project I did for Bisclavret. Bisclavret has to be my favorite thing we’ve read in class despite it being maybe five pages of poetry. It was short but there is so much to unpack in this story. The reason my first project was my favorite was because… Read more It was the gay werewolf project, did you expect anything different? (reflection)

Bisclavret Deserved a Better Wife (Or Maybe Not – Let’s Talk About It)

Bisclavret’s wife is a terrible person. I don’t believe anyone deserves bodily harm, but I also don’t blame Bisclavret for tearing her nose off. I have questions that don’t have answers within the poem, or do they? Kind of is my answer to that. Why is this woman so manipulative if she’s supposedly perfect?  I… Read more Bisclavret Deserved a Better Wife (Or Maybe Not – Let’s Talk About It)

Words are (Not) Absolute

Who is correct about what a text means: a scholar, the reader, or the author? Perhaps it’s all of them. I wanted to bring up signifiers and the signified when we talked about American Moor in class. There is one passage that irked me because the director in the play didn’t consider the idea of… Read more Words are (Not) Absolute

How to Morally Require Representation in Theatre (and other movie-media)?

When discussing American Moor so long ago, we (the class) brought up the problem with lack of representation in theatre. This is something that spans back in multiple countries: sometimes women couldn’t be in a play or certain people of color weren’t allowed or even both! It’s sad when you grow up and there’s a… Read more How to Morally Require Representation in Theatre (and other movie-media)?

Iago and Izaya – a brief look into character archetype evolution

“Awful, sometimes witty, manipulative, has convoluted plans, potentially secretly gay for somebody he claims to hate, obnoxious, ‘evil,’ and wants to make everyone’s lives hell because it’s fun/ benefits him somehow” is how I would describe one of my favorite anime characters of all time. However, despite how incredibly specific it is, I also just… Read more Iago and Izaya – a brief look into character archetype evolution

The Mysterious Bisclavret and His King (a potential manga adaptation – unessay 1)

The Mysterious Bisclavret and His King Prologue There once was a beautiful man who lived a happy life. None know his name, so we shall call him Bisclavret, the French name for “werewolf.” He was a knight and lord, well loved by the kingdom and his wife. This kingdom had problems, like most kingdoms, but… Read more The Mysterious Bisclavret and His King (a potential manga adaptation – unessay 1)