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Guest Post: Hawthorne as Horror & the Monstrous Woman by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Guest Post: Hawthorne as Horror & the Monstrous Woman by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

Hawthorne as Horror & the Monstrous Woman


By Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam


Before I read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” I didn’t understand that women in fiction could be monstrous. Or that “monstrous” didn’t always mean a stalker in the night.  


Beatrice, the daughter of a botanist who breeds poisonous plants, is herself poison. You may argue that she cannot be monstrous because she means no ill will to the man who tries to love her, but villains maintain their own sense of logic. Beatrice...


Guest Post: A Photoshoot Inspired by Fiction | Mike Thorn & Danielle Nicol

Guest Post: A Photoshoot Inspired by Fiction | Mike Thorn & Danielle Nicol

 

 

Danielle Nicol
Danielle Nicol is a Calgary based artist known for her raw and emotional imagery. She started her photographic journey in front of the lens as a model for photographers and artists. Her insatiable curiosity, a need to be creative, and a desire to have her own voice led her to step behind the lens. At the time she was struggling with addiction and her...


Audio Collaboration: Author Mike Thorn + Yosh Des

Audio Collaboration: Author Mike Thorn + Yosh Des

 
Former apartment neighbors Mike Thorn and Yosh Des bonded over their shared commitment to creative expression and a mutual interest in industrial and electronic music. For their first collaboration, Mike recorded a reading of his short story "Entropy Major" (included in his latest collection, Peel Back and See), and Josh composed immersive soundscape accompaniment.