The Dark Magician

-BY KD BURR-
The week the circus came to Fairview, Daniel Carver went funny. Driving up the old dirt road toward Forest Pass, his neighbors saw him, standing stock-still by his mailbox.
Daniel was shirtless, staring off across the vacant field opposite his house. His chest and shoulders were a violent, shiny pink; his face was tight and alarmingly red. Continue reading The Dark Magician

The Weird Treatment of Women in the Works of Cormac McCarthy

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER-
A look at a few of McCarthy’s most popular works through the lens of feminist critical theory. Possible NSFW content, including but not limited to: rape, incest, murder, necrophilia, suicide, torture, and cannibalism. It’s Cormac McCarthy we’re talking about, afterall. Continue reading The Weird Treatment of Women in the Works of Cormac McCarthy

Repentant, Redeemed, & Reformed: Moll Flanders as a Clockwork Orange

-BY KACIE COOPER STOTLER-
Moll Flanders is a clockwork orange. But what exactly is a clockwork orange? According to Anthony Burgess, author of the novel of the same name, a clockwork orange describes one who “has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil or (since this is increasingly replacing both) the Almighty State” Continue reading Repentant, Redeemed, & Reformed: Moll Flanders as a Clockwork Orange