“Isn’t the ‘subjection of women’ in science fiction merely a symptom of a whole which is authoritarian, power-worshipping, and intensely parochial?”
Since the nineteenth century, peat (or turf) has brought social consciousness to art. In the 1800s, Pre-Raphaelite paintings focused on the fact that the poor harvested it.
Michelangelo, perhaps the greatest artist the world has produced, wasn’t a child prodigy like Mozart. He learned on the job. So maybe there’s still hope for the rest of us.
Remembering history helps us to parse the present, and it follows that women struggling to process these “decades of pent-up anger” can find apt reading material in the feminist fiction of the 1970s.
Fifty Shades of Grey sells an absurd fantasy version of a romantic relationship—as between man and woman, so between capitalism and female workers.
For Karen Blixen, the Danish author of “Out of Africa,” role, purpose, fate and destiny are intertwined
A new Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts has made people wonder whether empathy can be taught? And, if so, how can the arts help with this process?
Since the late 90s, K-Pop has been one of South Korea’s most important cultural exports. Fans have a deeply emotional attachment to the music.
Samuel Richardson’s Pamela, the first novel in English, astounded and terrified readers. Authors have striven for the same effect since.
What constitutes adulthood has never been self-evident or value-neutral. Queer lives follow their own temporal logic.