Who’s That Girl? Édouard Manet’s Bar Maid and Parisian Prostitution

*this post contains nudity* Édouard Manet was a French painter and notable figure in the transition from realism to impressionism. He is, perhaps, best known for his last major work entitled “A Bar at the Folies Bergère,” which was completed in 1882. The painting is beset with deep blue hues and a forlorn female subject…

“She’s most respectably behaved, though foreign and strange in her manners”: Analyzing Hester and Ameerah from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Making of a Marchioness

*This post contains spoilers* Neither imperialism nor colonialism is a simple act of accumulation and acquisition. Both are supported and perhaps even impelled by impressive ideological formations that include notions that certain territories and people require and beseech domination, as well as forms of knowledge affiliated with domination: the vocabulary of classic nineteenth-century imperial culture…