The Horror, The Horror: Women Writers Provide Empowering Portraits

With Halloween is almost upon us, every major paper is running stories on haunted houses, scary movies, pop culture-inspired costumes and... horror fiction. One of the more interesting pieces, from Sunday's New York Times »10/27/08 2:30pm10/27/08 2:30pm, concerns the role of female authors in the horror genre. After naming Mary Shelley as the…

Zelda Fitzgerald Went Crazy Because She Was Schizophrenic, Not Because She Was Oppressed

BlueStocking, a feminist online journal from Oxford that aims to "investigate the intellectual and artistic achievements of women," has an essay in their current issue making a case for the artistic importance of Zelda Fitzgerald. Mostly Zelda is thought of as F. Scott's wife, and writer Lindsey Meyers says Zelda was… »3/14/08 1:00pm3/14/08 1:00pm