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Evolution of the Vampire Narrative


While Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s narrative poem “Christabel” explores Christian themes in a gothic setting, there exists a foundation of both homosexual and vampiric elements within the work as well. We see these elements… Continue reading

Lyrical Ballads : A Romantic Movement Towards Contemporary Poetry


A rebellion against the Enlightenment and its emphasis on logic, politics, the church, and the like, the Romantic Movement focused on individualism, emotions, nature, and in the promotion of these concepts, broke many… Continue reading

Strong Female Character or Desperate Lover?


In Eliza Haywood’s “Fantomina; or Love in a Maze” we meet “a young lady of distinguished birth, beauty, wit and spirit.” (Haywood 2796) However, despite her class standing, or perhaps out of boredom… Continue reading

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