ISSUE 27.3: april/may 2021
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The Georgetown Independent is published monthly throughout the school year by students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
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A DIVE INTO PROMISING
by madeline wasson
The buzzy new Oscar nominee Promising Young Woman is generating a lot of conversation about gender, power, and violence. And rightfully so: filmmaker Emerald Fennell made this movie to be a raw, intense commentary on sexual assault, with the intent of taking a difficult topic and making it more accessible. Read on about why how we see protagonist Cassie Thomas matters.
Image Credit: Focus Features.
FILMS WE'RE WATCHING & TUNES WE'RE HUMMING
words, words, words
"in a parallel universe"
a primrose path through
the deep end beneath
an ultraviolet supernova
by max zhang
fom FILM NOTES ON A GOD WHO DREAMS WITH THE SKY PAINTED NEON: A Documentary
Aging is just learning new definitions for numbers. Is changing
numerical figures to human ones.
by derek engen
A tavern roars inside your eggshell body.
Your stagnant feet are boats, marooned in ice.
Beneath your nose is acrid fruit, rotting.
by kian blewett
where’s the buck go when it rains
or the squirrel
into a little hole?
trees now feeling rain
they remain calm
what is nature, but a reflection of ourselves
From the Archives
Literary Songs and Lyrical Novels
by ben barrett
It is easy to imagine, then, how Darnielle’s concise yet complex three-minute narrative songs functioned as miniature dry runs for his novels today. His songs and books share literal similarities too, as his first novel was also a tale of escapism through video games. Wolf in White Van, longlisted for the National Book Award in 2014, follows a comic book-loving game designer who seeks to deeply envelop himself in fantasy worlds in order to distract himself from a traumatic incident.