Category Archives: Freud

Caged in Desire, or How to Read an Unreliable Narrator: Anxiety, Projection, and Crushes in Henry James’s In the Cage

I’d like to open this post with some mood music: There we go.  That sets the stage nicely. In other words, In the Cage is a stomach-turning read for any fantasy-prone person (re: most of us) who has ever had an unrequited crush.  Let’s th… Continue reading

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Necrophiliacs, Foot Fetishes, and the Fall of Civilizations in H. Rider Haggard’s She

“People are lonely and only animals with fancy shoes.” -Jack Johnson, “The Horizon Has Been Defeated”  Many of the chapters in H. Rider Haggard’s She are strange, but the chapter entitled “The Little Foot” must be the most peculiar. The … Continue reading

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The Moonstone: A Mashup. Wilkie Collins vs. Delueze vs. Derrida (VU Remix)

“So the years pass, and repeat each other; so the same events revolve in the cycles of time. What will be the next adventures of the Moonstone? Who can tell?” Thus concludes Wilkie Collins’ novel, The Moonstone: A Romance. A detective novel told… Continue reading

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Freudian Slips

Bound (1996) was an interesting movie in many ways.  I have not watched many movies with lesbian sex in it, so the beginning scenes definitely came as a surprise for me.  The only other movie I have scene that depicts … Continue reading Continue reading

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