When a mysterious foreigner named Count Dracula sails to England from Transylvania, Victorian life is flipped, and traditions become flipped along with their lives. Women are not acting like women, and men are not acting like men. The blame is traced back to the impact of Dracula. Dracula quickly becomes a threat to Victorian… Continue reading The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.
An early November evening, a brimful Presentation theater had 500 eager USF students–ready for a show composed of lingerie, high heels, lipstick, profanity, orgasms, sex positions, and a little strip tease–for the yearly Fall tradition of the College Players’ Rocky Horror Picture Show Production. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a controversial campus production due… Continue reading Sexual Liberation on College Campuses… Even on USF’s Jesuit One.
In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Victorian life is very contained, conformed, and composed. That is, until some mysterious foreigner known as Dracula comes along. Through the journey and tragedy of the novel, readers paint Dracula as this villain that corrupts a pure and conservative society. However, with a close look at the text and its plethora… Continue reading The Patriarchy’s Deadly Fear of the New Woman