The Provocative and The Profane: A Look at Milo Yiannopoulos’s ‘Dangerous’ as Compared to the Poetry of John Wilmot

An articulate young scholar, a teller of uncomfortable truths, a provocateur whose rare insight into the new government regime gained the interest an entire nation, and angered just as many. A man who has gained the affinity of the brash leader of the new government. No, I am not talking about Milo Yiannopoulos. I am actually referring to the an entirely different Englishman. The man who practically invented the role of the provocateur. The man I am referring to is John Wilmot. Never heard of him? Hes better known by his title, The Second Earl of Rochester. Still never heard of him? Well... you should.

Finding meaning in the Madness: Psychoanalytic and Marxist Criticisms of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

For this post I would like to take a moment to explore the concept of theory in literature. Also called critical theory or literary theory, it is simply the act of looking at a text (be it written word, film, television, music, art, or any other piece of media) through a specific lens that is outside of … Continue reading Finding meaning in the Madness: Psychoanalytic and Marxist Criticisms of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

Postmodernism in Stephen King’s Dark Tower

Stephen King is best known as a writer of popular fiction in the genres of horror and fantasy. However, with the creation of his massive Dark Tower series, King has written a grand epic tale that, at its heart, embodies many of the characteristics of postmodern literature.Through his use of pastiche, metafiction, fragmentation, psychosis, and anti-consumerism within the Dark Tower novels, King created a work that is distinctly postmodern.