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The Concept of Time in “To the Lighthouse”

In modernist literature, “Time comes to be conceived as a complex phenomenon composed of different temporalities or speeds, and in which past, present and future interpenetrate”[1]. This is recognised in James Joyce’s renowned modernist novel Ulysses, in which “the close connection between time and matter is heavily emphasised.”[2] Joyce uses stream of consciousness as a… Continue reading The Concept of Time in “To the Lighthouse”

Book Review · Gender · Reading · Sexuality · Writing

Gender & Sexuality in “The Well of Loneliness”

Only in recent years has the recognition – and respect – of ‘sexual inversion’ begun to emerge; sexual inversion “was the medical term used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to explain the phenomenon of homosexuality”[1] as an innate reversal of gender traits. To elaborate, the female invert was inclined to stereotypically male… Continue reading Gender & Sexuality in “The Well of Loneliness”