In this 1,500-word essay, the concept of fetishism is explored through the diverse viewpoints of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Sexual fetishism and Commodity Fetishism are both presented as unconscious processes.
How is childhood represented in Charles Dickens’s classic novel Great Expectations? In this 3,000-word essay, images of early life in the poetry of William Wordsworth is compared and contrasted with Pip’s journey. About the Author: Crispin Mayfair is a semiotician by training and an author by trade.
Who is the final authority on the meaning of a literary text? Does the reader’s interpretation hold more value than the writer’s intent?
This 1,500-word essay exploring Roland Barthes’s paper “The Death of the Author” takes a semiotic approach to literary interpretation and touches on Surrealism, automatic writing, and psychoanalysis.