Manifestopheles: An Investigation into the Faustian Nature of Adaptation

This piece, Manifestopheles:An Investigation into the Faustian Nature of Adaptation, was my final thesis for my BA in Media Studies. Looking back at it there are certainly things I would like to change, pathways I would like to explore further, and once promising lines of inquiry that now seem like dead ends. There are errors, … Continue reading Manifestopheles: An Investigation into the Faustian Nature of Adaptation

A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wish’d -The Speech of Hamlet, The Desire of Ending

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and … Continue reading A Consummation Devoutly To Be Wish’d -The Speech of Hamlet, The Desire of Ending

Invisible Sun & The History Of Surrealism Part 2: Breton, Bataille, and Surrealism

This is a continuation of the piece I started here. For lack of an introduction, I suggest you read part 1 if you haven't already looked at it. This post will be looking at the Surrealist movement proper through Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, and Georges Bataille. I will also talk about Antonin Artaud and Walter … Continue reading Invisible Sun & The History Of Surrealism Part 2: Breton, Bataille, and Surrealism

Cathedral, 1950, Dimensions Unconfirmed – A Poem

Cathedral, 1950, Dimensions Unconfirmed  after Norman Lewis Painted black before itself like the portraits you used to make before the war, before you learned quickly that the world would not grow sick of itself so easily; you had to fog the mirror to show what was really there. Looking in a blood stained glass window of a dawn that makes the night drip. See we … Continue reading Cathedral, 1950, Dimensions Unconfirmed – A Poem