Excerpt: “[Lependorf] writes that ‘magazines that try to appeal to ‘everyone’ tend not to last very long’ (8). Ironically though, he praises little magazines for their specialized features, all the while recognizing them as short- lived as well. This particular claim undermines his argument that it is ultimately this specialization that makes little magazines what they are, and this includes both their striking and incomparable content and their ephemeral nature” (1).
Excerpt: “Most individuals exist with multiple principles, and innumerable inclinations and incentives as to why the believe in the things they believe in. Wave feminism demands more simplicity and structure than that, making the wave model unsuitable to fit the needs and desires of modern day gender activists. Feminism needs to be revamped, not with the introduction of a new wave, but with a new metaphor altogether” (10).
Excerpt: “Rather than involving himself directly in Othello’s affairs in an effort to get revenge, Iago works through the other characters. His method is unique in the way in which he remains relatively removed from the acts that heighten and confirm Othello’s suspicions. He skillfully exploits Desdemona, Emilia, and Cassio into unintentionally providing Othello with proof of the affair he suspects is occurring between his wife and his former lieutenant” (1).
Excerpt: “Despite my agreement with Stratton regarding the most effective form of examining African literature, I think her argument for the power of cultural patriarchy is rather one-sided. While I have found it true that literary works by women in patriarchal societies reflect similar individual struggles, I think it is just as important to take into account the cultural traditions of the society in question before the time Stratton determines to be the beginning of both Eastern and Western impact in African communities” (1).