Layers of Reality: Exploring the Mental Landscape via the Voices of Lincoln, Dickinson, Poole, and Melville

  For millennia, language has served humanity as a bridge from one great mind to another. The channel opened by such meaningful discourse surpasses the faculties of all other animals … Continue reading Layers of Reality: Exploring the Mental Landscape via the Voices of Lincoln, Dickinson, Poole, and Melville

Trail to Transcendence: The Journeys of the Pious Taylor and Industrious Equiano

 There is a human quality that seeks to examine the condition of the self within one’s constraints — be those literal or perceived — and hungers for inclusion in a … Continue reading Trail to Transcendence: The Journeys of the Pious Taylor and Industrious Equiano

  Breaking Through (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain)

The passage from one state of being to another is an intrinsic function catalyzing the cycle of life. Emily Dickinson successfully illustrates this movement between states of being in her … Continue reading   Breaking Through (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain)

Bringing Miss Brill Out of the Box

Identities are not only shaped by the world, they inspire the way in which that world is seen. Painted with the language of surreal imagery and metaphor by short story author Katherine Mansfield, “Miss Brill” explores a figurative world that is becoming furtively colder- one that pushes some souls into isolation while exploiting others, all for the purposes of the show.