Black Goth Girls (Mini Research Paper)

1.0  – Introduction Goth, more than a look aspired to by tweens reading vampire novels, is a lifestyle - one based in darkness both in aesthetic, and attitude. Beyond the black eyeshadow and neo-Victorian clothing left for “normies'' to ponder, the Goth lifestyle raises questions about darkness as a concept; what it means to be “dark,” and how the word’s associations - dark, black, sinister - define a subculture. What do these words mean culturally, how can darkness, subculturally, relate to Blackness, from a raced perspective? Goth, more than a look aspired to by tweens reading vampire novels, is a...

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LUCIEN SMITH: THE DREAM OF THE ROOD

The Dream of the Rood 41.040207 -71.979067 The Fourth Book of Ezra is not a biblical favorite today. It comes from one of the lesser-known apocryphal books – i.e., the reject books of the Bible that were considered unnecessary, irrelevant or simply too weird for inclusion (and for the Bible, that’s saying something). It seems, however, that at least some Anglo-Saxons thought this verse was – if you will excuse the pun – bloody good.  In the Old English poem Christ III, we have a fascinatingly horrific description of Judgment Day: ‘Ða wearð beam monig   blodigum tearum birunnen under rindum ...

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That’s so CSM: Balint Alovits
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A selection of portraits taken by Balint Alovits in May 2019. Read More >>
CLAUDIA GROSCHE
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