The Sadder Sex: The Gendering of Grief in Hamlet

The experience of pain, sadness and depression in Shakespeare's Hamlet is complicated and multifaceted. As the goal of this essay is not to diagnose the characters of Hamlet, pain, sadness and depression along with other terms, such as grief and mourning, will be used interchangeably to refer to the various states from which the characters … Continue reading The Sadder Sex: The Gendering of Grief in Hamlet

Culture Clash: Simone de Beauvoir and Nicki Minaj

I've decided to start this Culture Clash series of posts to capture and compare thoughts, ideas and images that wouldn't normally be seen alongside each other but, despite their overt differences, are in some way connected. To start us off let's turn to the French writer, Simone de Beauvoir (1908-86) and Nicki Minaj (born 1982), … Continue reading Culture Clash: Simone de Beauvoir and Nicki Minaj