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"Cultural Labour": The Fabricated Fantasy of NYC Fashion Culture

Analyzing R.J. Cutler's film The September Issue and Christina Moon's essay From Factories to Fashion: An Intern's Experience of New York as a Global Fashion Capital, I examine the "cultural labour" essential to NYC's major fashion magazine and culture as well as the people who perform this work. 

http://the-artifice.com/cultural-labour-the-fabricated-fantasy-of-nyc-fashion-culture/

Gender Myths ​in Neil Gaiman's American Gods

In this essay, I explore the Neil Gaiman's myth-making and his poking fun at America's understanding, treatment, and presentation of gender in his novel American Gods. I examine Gaiman's creation of an alternate, secondary universe in which he poses the fundamental questions about dominant gender ideologies and gender myths that pervade American culture today. 

http://the-artifice.com/neil-gaiman-american-gods-gender-myths/

Victorian Gender Ideology: Silenced Sexuality & Suffocating Spheres

Here, I dive into Sarah Water's "Affinity" and early twentieth century Victorian gender ideology. In her novel "Affinity" (1999), Sarah Waters poses interesting questions about dominant Victorian gender ideology by representing the Victorian domestic sphere as a prison that traps and silences female sexuality and desire. 

http://the-artifice.com/victorian-gender-ideology/

Virginia Woolf: A Palpable Parody of Patriarchal Power

In this piece, I examine and discuss Virginia Woolf's satirical portrait of patriarchy and representation of heterosexuality in her novels Mrs. Dalloway and The Voyage Out. Here, I considering Woolf's treatment of gender ideologies and power in her novels and her commentary on conventional heterosexual relationships. 

http://the-artifice.com/virginia-woolf-parody-power/

Violence Against Women: Perpetuated & Promoted by American Popular Culture

In my article about violence against women and American popular culture, I analyze two popular songs ("Animals" by Maroon 5 and "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke), gesturing towards the music industry's role in maintaining gender expectations and ideologies, objectifying women, transforming sex into a commodity, and in sustaining and encouraging rape culture. 

http://the-artifice.com/violence-against-women-pop/

**ESSAY TO ADD:

THE FACE OF CLASSIST TYRANNY: HADDIX’S UPRISING AND YEZIERSKA’S “SOAP AND WATER” http://the-artifice.com/the-face-of-classist-tyranny-haddixs-uprising-and-yezierskas-soap-and-water/

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