Tag Archives: Camille Paglia

Albrecht Durer, Female Objectification, and the Western Male Gaze: An Image of a Man Drawing a Woman Through a Perspectival Frame (1525)

The matter at hand. Are pornography, science, and art born of the same family of impulses—that is, to frame, and thereby comprehend, control, and derive pleasure from, cthonian forces? And is that a bush on his windowsill? And are those two hills … Continue reading

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Decadent Romanticism: Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” What Happens to Romanticism If You Wait Long Enough

Euripides’ Bakkhai in a nutshell: In this brilliant video, the seemingly controlled and establishment sanctioned unleashing of “happy eros” in the 1950s devolves into gender-bending and psychic (as well as physical) break down within a few decades. This is “No … Continue reading

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Eros and Thanatos: A Gorgeous Image of Dionysus, Discovered at Pompeii, Standing Alongside a Tranquil Vesuvius BEFORE It Had Exploded

A two thousand year old image of Dionysus, discovered at Pompeii. Dionysus giveth, and Dionysus taketh away:

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“Palin is as Tough as Nails”: On the First Day of Sarah Palin’s VP Rollout, Camille Paglia is Impressed

According to the Times of London (August 31, 2008), literary and cultural critic, and author of Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia, is impressed by McCain’s VP pick: “We may be seeing the first woman president. As a Democrat, I am reeling,” … Continue reading

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My Wife’s Thesis for Why There Is a Red Pimp Hat in Our Closet

This really happened this morning. I looked in the hallway closet and saw, on a shelf, a red felt hat with a leopard band, and asked my wife, “How did we end up with a red pimp hat in our closet?” My … Continue reading

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Camille Paglia on Feminism

Camille Paglia recently had an essay on feminism published in the journal Arion. It is based on a lecture that she gave in April 2008. Here’s the link: http://www.bu.edu/arion/Paglia%2016-1.html

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