Four collages by Kon Markogiannis

A series of collages inspired by great artists of the past such as Kurt Schwitters. Bits and pieces of newspaper, calendar pages, and other discarded ephemera take on new life by being combined, juxtaposed and superimposed; through playful improvisation and experimentation, they form mysterious alliances proving that even the (seemingly) worthless can have value and…

The Accidental Monster: Salomé, Mom and Me

It is strange that the husband of my mother looks at me like that. I know not what it means. In truth, yes, I know it. —Oscar Wilde, Salomé When Oscar Wilde wrote Salomé in 1891, English law banned play performances involving biblical characters. Even without such forbidden material, the spectacle of a young girl…

The Accidental Monster: Salomé, Mom and Me

It is strange that the husband of my mother looks at me like that. I know not what it means. In truth, yes, I know it. —Oscar Wilde, Salomé When Oscar Wilde wrote Salomé in 1891, English law banned play performances involving biblical characters. Even without such forbidden material, the spectacle of a young girl…

Poems by Linda E. Chown

ten mile / credit: deEducation Don’t ask me to know your trees or the green statues of famous men. Don’t ask me to assume polite silence before gray old churches or to join in your search for the meaning of proud dolmenic ruins. In me, you find a heretic from birth. Born too soon, set…

At the Intersection of Linguistics and Literary Criticism: Objectivist Methodology in the Creation of Metalanguage(s) in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s La Jalousie

photo by Jose Lara / CC BY-SA 2.0In his essay on Robbe-Grillet, “Objective Literature: Alain Robbe-Grillet,” Roland Barthes says of objectivism in practice that objects exist “without heredity, without associations, and without references, an object rigorously confined to the order of its components and refusing with all the stubbornness of its thereness to involve the…