Ordinary Masochisms

“Offers a series of provocative readings of ‘everyday masochisms’ across the nineteenth and twentieth century. Rather than defining this as a ‘perversion,’ Mitchell reveals the sheer mundanity of masochism, expressed in courtship rituals, marriage, religious worship, school, and the workplace. In doing so, Mitchell uncovers the paradoxically painful pleasures of the reading experience itself.”—Sarah Parker, … Continue reading Ordinary Masochisms

A Victorianist’s Take on the Graphic Novel

Written by Catherine J. Golden, author of Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book   My sons introduced me to graphic novels. When they were teens, their bookshelves overflowed with the latest issues of Shonen Jump (a Japanese manga series), Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and DC Comics books about … Continue reading A Victorianist’s Take on the Graphic Novel