other works

  • Classical myth and bible allusion in African-American literature
    The use of classical myth and bible allusion in the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave, written by himself and The Souls of Black Folk
  • Henry Higgins and sociolinguistics
    Is Henry Higgins (of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady fame) a good example of a sociolinguist? Explain your answer by considering what the main aims and methods of sociolinguistics are and comparing them to Henry Higgins’ statements in the play or films.
  • Is language exclusively a human attribute?
    What does the language experiment with Nim Chimpsky prove about Chomsky’s claim that language is exclusively a human attribute?
  • Is the gothic ultimately a radical or conservative genre?
    [T]he gothic appears to be a transgressive rebellion against norms which yet ends up reinstating them, an eruption of unlicensed desire that is fully controlled by governing systems of limitation. It delights in rebellion, while finally punishing it, often with death or damnation, and the reaffirmation of a system of moral and social order
  • Music as cultural resistance
    Cultural resistance in the albums What’s Going On and To Pimp a Butterfly

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