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Sample Reviews:

pdf“Modernity, Monster, Mind: Notes from Beyond the Academic Abyss” (21st Century Reflections on Friedrich Nietzsche, Lionel Trilling, and Allan Bloom)

pdfFrom an Introduction to a new edition of Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Music

pdfLonging Distance by Sarah Hannah Goldstein

pdfDegrees of Freedom by Nicholas Johnson


Some Essays:

pdf“The Redoubled Silence: On the Echo-Pattern of Death, Revolution, and Mockery in Wordsworth’s Prelude

(Abstract) “A Hall of Mirrors: On Western and non-Western Myth and Allusions to Antiquity in Irish British, Expatriate American, Local American, and Postcolonial Modernist Poetry (Yeats, Eliot, Williams, Moore, Lorca, Walcott) ”

“Out of the Colonial Shadow: A Sociohistorical Reading of the Uncanny in the Novels of Joseph Conrad (vis-à-vis Poe, Shelley, Stoker, Verne)”

“On Gender Politics in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and A Room of One’s Own”

“A Psychoanalytic Reading of the Films of Ingmar Bergman”

“On Doppelgangers in Hitchcock’s Psycho

“On Constructive Destruction and Innovative Imitation in Native American Trickster Tales (Wishram, Navajo, Chemehuevis, and Nez Perce)”


Some Student Essays:

pdf“’Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth’: on Political and Domestic Clashes Between Parents and Children in Athenian History, Drama, and Comedy” by Alison Rush, winner of the Grey Prize for the best Literature Humanities essay by a Columbia first-year student in a given year