“Gates” photo by Cyrus Sie

Gates photo by Cyrus Sie Commentary Found in one of the less-frequented streets in Oxford, England on a summer visit, something inexplicable about the sign attracted me irresistibly to it. The whole time standing there it stared back at me, each passing cyclist effecting a blink of its eye.

About Our Contributors

Issue 1.2: About Our Contributors Stephanie Airth is a second year student planning on applying to the English honours program in April. She enjoys hiking and collects Edgar Allan Poe books and memorabilia. Genevieve Barrons is a fifth year student double majoring in International Relations and English Honours. She wrote her honours thesis on the

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About Issue 1.2 .        It’s been another great term for The Garden Statuary and again we were delighted, awed and challenged by our peers’ submissions. From the 55 poems, 23 prose, 48 multimedia and 29 academic pieces we received, it was no easy feat to choose the final selections that you see here. .        In

“Her Father’s Daughter: Locating the Maternal in Shakespeare’s King Lear” – essay by Chelsea Pratt

Her Father’s Daughter: Locating the Maternal in Shakespeare’s King Lear essay by Chelsea Pratt .             Opening with a jocular account of extramarital pregnancy, the language of female reproduction permeates the whole of King Lear.  Despite these linguistic invocations, the maternal body remains physically absent on stage: the princesses’ mother has passed away before the action