Posts Tagged: Stassa Edwards
Stuck at home with numerous young children, with a husband who had little interest in her work and actively discouraged her intellectual pursuits, Howe rebelled in small ways. In the late 1840s, Howe secretly began to write a novel. She described the book as a “history of a strange creature,” and it tells the story of a Laurence, a scholar who lived as both man and woman.
At Broadly, Stassa Edwards writes about poltergeists, vulnerability, and the bodies of young girls....more
Laid in altars or specially constructed chapels, their miraculous flesh welcomes the meditative gaze of pilgrims of have come seeking the guidance of the dead, even though dead women do not speak.
For The Awl, Stassa Edwards examines our cultural fascination with the figure of the dead girl....more