Essays

This page will be updated semi-regularly, featuring my essays covering subjects in art, history, literature, culture, as well as papers on various authors and individual works.

Historical Fiction & Cultural Identity – 29 November 2016

A Rose By Another Name – 25 May 2016

Sherlock Holmes and Telling the Truth Through Fiction – 17 May 2016

Shakespeare: Choice & Fate, Fathers & Sons – 15 May 2016

The Problem With Criticism – 14 May 2016

Why Art Matters – 10 May 2016

On the Interpretation of Art – 27 April 2016

Real Fake Doors! & the Authenticity of Fiction – 4 April 2016

Religion, the Cult of Personality, and Liberation in Art (George Orwell and Eastern Philosophy) – 17 March 2016

History & Conspiracy: Jacopo’s Pocket Watch – 7 January 2016

On Villainy – 6 January 2016

Hawthorne’s Letter to the Cult of Judgment (The Scarlet Letter & the Crucible) – 6 November 2015

Visually Speaking: An American Look at The Killing Fields (1984) – 9 October 2015

The Dynamics of Tone in Verse – 11 September 2015

Poetry: its Forms and Traditions – 10 September 2015

The Ever-Haunted House: Art in Life and History – 18 August 2015

Proust’s Way – Life and Romance in a Search For Lost Time – 31 July 2015

Lo-lee-ta: The Exorcism of Vladimir Nabokov – 29 July 2015

Dreampool: The Immortality of Meaning – 28 July 2015

The Doctor is Sick: Dissecting Dostoevsky – 19 July 2015

Sometimes a Cigar is More than a Cigar: Allegory – 5 June 2015

The Poetic Sensibility – 5 June 2015

A Critical Study of Tupac’s Changes – 5 June 2015

Marco Polio! The Word Virus – 5 June 2015

Subjectivity in Art and Literary Criticism – 27 May 2015

The Evolving Window: the Past Through Different Eyes – 27 May 2015

The Eukaryotic Idea: Memetic Ancestry – 27 May 2015

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