The Importance of Being Earnest and Gender Roles

The Importance of Being Earnest and Gender Roles

Jack and Algernon, do whatever they can to change their names in order to be with them…There’s a lot of social commentary, but what especially catches my eye is the significance that Wilde places on playing a role – in this case the role of Ernest, among others.

These 5 Novels About Gender Will Change the Way You Think

These 5 Novels About Gender Will Change the Way You Think

The way in which we think about, discuss, and perceive gender is one of the most important and ongoing revolutions in our society today, and we’re all currently living in a significant historical period. Naturally, this shift in public consciousness is reflected in the art that is being produced. (And what’s more revolutionary than art?) So, without further ado, here are five powerful novels that will change the way you think about gender and the world in which we’re living.   1. The Book of Flora by Meg Elison   Set in post-apocalyptic San Francisco, the final installment in Elison’s Road to …