‘Some swore he was a maid in man’s attire’: Homoerotic Desire in Renaissance Verse <3
Books and Stuff / Lit Crit / Poetry

‘Some swore he was a maid in man’s attire’: Homoerotic Desire in Renaissance Verse <3

I recently had a massive clear-out and unsentimentally chucked out all my old university notes. Or rather, I have three years worth of notes sitting in plastic bags in my room because they wouldn’t fit in the recycling (*sigh*). I came across some work I had done on sexuality and gender in a couple of … Continue reading

‘Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head? :  The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
20th C Poetry / Books and Stuff / Lit Crit / Poetry / Twentieth Century

‘Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head? : The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot

This is the second post in my series on T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922). It’s a poem that I never managed to study, but which has always intrigued me. These posts are a record of my attempts to get to grips with one of the most revolutionary poems of all time. Click here … Continue reading

‘I will show you fear in a handful of dust’ : The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
20th C Poetry / Books and Stuff / Lit Crit / Poetry / Twentieth Century

‘I will show you fear in a handful of dust’ : The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922) is similar to many great poems in that I read it once at university and then shoved it hastily back on the shelf and decided to find something else to use for my essay. However, I was browsing my bookshelf the other day and, after amusing myself by reading through … Continue reading