Aura and Benjamin’s Metaphysics

One of the most important twentieth century essays on the effects Fascism has had on modern art is "the mechanical reproductability of art," a phenomenological analysis of art and perception in an age of mass-politics and totalitariansim. The essay is written with the purpose of positioning the future of art via outlining the confines of …

Every Day and Summer River & Critical Parody in Comparative Literature

Every Day Every day since you appearedSo vividly on my porchWhen I awoke Feeling cessated from my bodyAnd that surge of clear adolescent energy lifted usUp to the roof while I followedReaching for that point in my heartYou wouldn’t let me touchFor you had informed my body for the first timeOf intangibilityAnd how we sat …

O’Hara and Critical Parody

Parody has become ingrained in contemporary writing as the device which has enveloped the voice of the author. In Prophets of Extremity, (a very important book about Nietzsche's canon and his disciples: Foucault, Heidegger and Derrida) the notion of the decline of modern modes of analysis, the anti-dialectic (Derrida's signature form and style) the ever-shifting …