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 and triggers present, including but not limited to rape, incest, 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

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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