Semiotics & the Meaning of the Crystal Craze

There are signs of an emerging romanticism at work in American culture, where the received wisdom of “pure” scientific, critical rationalism is being challenged and sometimes replaced by alternative systems of thought and expression.

‘The Help’ & the Discourse around Protest Literature

When THE HELP was made into a successful Hollywood film, critics attacked the story for its social-politics. To these critics, the very area of THE HELP’s thematic strength seemed to also be the text’s weakness.