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Galen Bunting (PhD ’23) Publishes Essay on Mary Borden and Poetry

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The English Department is proud to feature some recent published work from Galen Bunting (PhD ’23):

  • “‘Fragments of a Great Confusion’: The Psychological War Sketches of Mary Borden” appeared in a peer-reviewed blog cluster for the website Lost Modernists. In this short essay, Bunting examines Mary Borden’s representation of gendered labor during the First World War through her war sketches, and analyze Borden’s use of fragmentation as a means of depicting narrative agency. Read the essay here.
  • Bunting’s poem “poppet: an apotropaic object” was published in Superfroot Magazine. Inspired by M. Chris Manning’s article in Historical Archaeology, “The Material Culture of Ritual Concealment,” this poem is written from the perspective of a poppet. Within folk magic traditions, poppets were apotropaic objects — crafted objects intended to turn away witchcraft — and were commonly interred between the walls of colonial homes in New England. Read the online issue of Superfroot Magazine here.

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