Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers From College) #6: “Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder”

Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder:        Beauty, Idealism, and Consumerism in Survival of the Prettiest, and Spent Beauty is all around us: it fills up screens and magazines; sells creams and lipstick and razors; we long to surround ourselves with it and long to have it in ourselves. We love it and we … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers From College) #6: “Beauty is in the Mind of the Beholder”

Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #5: The Homeric Epics and Evolutionary Psychology

Homer’s epic poems of the Iliad and the Odyssey remain seminal works in the western canon of literature, and are still being studied and adapted after over a thousand years of its composition. In Jonathan Gottschall’s The Rape of Troy and Brian Boyd’s On the Origin of Stories the Homeric epics are each reexamined within … Continue reading Academic Abominations (Or: Poor Papers from College) #5: The Homeric Epics and Evolutionary Psychology