Letter from the Faculty Director, Summer/Fall 2018
Welcome back to Apollon for Volume 8! This issue sees the passing of another torch: not only from our seniors Will, Jess, and Lydia, but also from Berea College to Fairfield University. This letter will be my last as the faculty director of Apollon... Read More
Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” is a touchstone of postmodern fairy tale revisions, deftly marrying the latent content of Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” with her entrancing and opulent prose. She boldly addresses the sexuality, gender relations, and biblical comparisons inherent in Perrault’s tale in her prose, particularly by blending allusions to Judeo-Christian figures with sadomasochistic practices. Carter expands upon these elements present in “Bluebeard,” while keeping her focus on the representation of villainous Bluebeard and his abuses towards the innocent bride.
In Vox Editorials
By Rachael Malstead
Langston Hughes chronicled the spirit, fervor, and intensity of the Harlem Renaissance as only an artist can. In his short story collection, The Ways of White Folks, Hughes concerns himself with the downtrodden, the poor and lonely, the black and oppressed. The transcendent insight into the human condition that crafts this anthology is unique to an author of genius.
By David York
Joshua Guthman’s book, Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture, tells the story of a small, fairly obscure, group of Southern Calvinistic Christians called the Primitive Baptists (as the title well implies). Although Guthman’s book uses the Primitive Baptists to trace a part of the American Calvinist experience in order to demonstrate how it shaped the Second Great Awakening and the post-World War II folk revival, Strangers Below also demonstrates that the Bible Belt was formed in the fire of religious schism.
The rise of militant jihadist organizations in the Middle East is often thought of in simplistic and blanketed terms. Unfortunately, diverse and distinct groups, such as Hezbollah and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, are grouped into a single category, and are often explained in broad terms.
Modernity is a concept, period, idea, etc., that has been explored ad nauseam. Defining it seems to be an impossible task; scholars have been debating when it began and when it ended (if it even ended at all) for at least 100 years.
By Nikolas Oliver
“The Yellow Wallpaper” is the story of a woman who, while under patriarchal control, constructs and instills a meaning upon the environment around her, which allows her to subvert partially that control.
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Volume VIII Contributors
Senior Staff Editor | Editorial Contributor (Arts)
Outside of my professional work, I am a traveler and seek adventure where ever I may find it. During the summer, I spend many of my weekends in my kayak exploring rivers and admiring beautiful sceneries. I also love to hammock and can often be found relaxing between trees on the mountains near Berea.
I enjoy learning and reading about new and exciting topics.This is my first year at Apollon, and I'm looking forward to get more involved with the team as I work to incorporate my interests and scholarly work into what we do.
I am a teaching assistant/student coordinator for the first-year writing program and I can also say that I have been at the Apollon now for a full academic year. My work consists majorly of paper review, project contribution, and moral support for my coworkers.
Ever since I was a child writing about how very blue the world was when I didn’t get what I wanted, I’ve been in love with storytelling. I hope to use my writing for social justice causes in the Appalachian region, as I write about the issues people face in the region and attempt to derail the stereotypes that haunt it.
Senior Staff Editor | Editorial Contributor
I’m a self-professed written word geek with an enthusiasm for books, journalism, and all things related. I am particularly interested in how narratives can be tools of examination for events, social issues and constructs. In the future, I hope to use writing and/or literature for social justice work.
Co-Editor in Chief
I had lived in the quiet little town of Annville all of my life until I began attending Berea College where I’m currently attempting my Bachelor’s Degree in History and working full time for Apollon. My historical interest lies in Medieval studies (particularly the Viking Age) and early American history.
Co-editor in Chief | Editorial Contributor
I am a senior, history and Asian studies double major at Berea College. Connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram!