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Editor’s Introduction

Editor’s Introduction

In Issue 4, we invite you to enjoy the creative and critical writing of eight undergraduates at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Shifting Female Identity in Paris: Manet’s Altered “Barmaid” in Folies-Bergère as an Allegory (1880s)

Shifting Female Identity in Paris: Manet’s Altered “Barmaid” in Folies-Bergère as an Allegory (1880s)...

The identity of the barmaid Suzon in Manet’s painting Un bar aux Folies-Bergère has been the subject of much academic debate. This essay explores Manet’s provoking creation through a multi-layered analysis.

Shifters

Shifters

“Every shape-shifter must earn their beast. You know that.”
“Yes! I know! But it’s been 10 years of just training, trying to hunt, and what do I have to show for it? A snake. Just a freaking snake!”…