Friday, March 8, 2013

A Description of the New World Episode IV: The Blazing-World

Star Wars Theme by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Find out more about Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World.


  1. Can you change the setting for your video? I can't view it because it is set to private. If you don't want to embed it, then post the link.

  2. The video worked fine for me!
    I thought this was a fun way of introducing the idea. A lot of times, it can be hard for modern readers to really get engaged in older pieces, and I've experienced this to some extent. As I've gone back to try and read similar pieces, I've had a hard time really just enjoying them, from a non-literary point of view. I like that you try to put her ideas in a more modern context, because it makes something that might otherwise be kind of inaccessible to modern readers a really fun and interesting experience. I especially like the question at the end! :)

  3. Ha ha I loved this one. Simple, yet a powerful connection that does a lot of work for you.