The Alexandrian is a quarterly online journal of art and thought published by the Catholic youth of Canada. Along with founding editor, Catherine Nolan, assistant editors included -- Amy Gordon, Andrew Moran, Andrew Rivera, David Gresko, Heather Dahl, Joseph Vasko, Mark Gamez, Monica Murphy, Peter O'Hagan, and Rose Nolan.
We are proud to have incorporated this fine youth journal of culture into Media Cova in July 2011. To add your content to the Alexandrian Journal please register on Media Cova and request "author" priveleges.
Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:38
Shakespeare’s play “The Taming of the Shrew” deals with obedience in all its aspects and on many different levels. Literally, the story is one of an intractable and therefore unlovable woman who is “tamed” and brought into a proper relationship with her husband, achieving happiness through this relationship. Feminist criticism has violently reacted against such a reading, proposing alternative explanations that range from calling the play a satire, to condemning Shakespeare as a misogynist.
Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:31
Nevertheless, Tara and he had made their pact in that circle. Upon this sunrise it would have been seven days ago, in that last circle of the city. Everyone had been pushing for squares so much that circles went out of fashion.
It was she that had brought the subject up. They had gone to the circle for some pastries after work that day. The talk soon turned to what lay over the horizon, but it stopped short for the last bite. Lane finished his last, just before Tara had said, “I hear the mountain is beautiful this time of year.” She had lately been picking up on things on his mind.
Lane offered his assent. Then he asked, “Do you want to see what it’s like from the summit?”
Tara smiled, not because she wanted to see the mountain, but because he had yet again framed his question more elaborately than was needed.
Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:09
Hugh had always thought it would be easy to give obedience to someone who was clearly his legitimate superior. Now he wondered why he had thought that. After all, he’d never found it easy to give proper obedience to his parents, and they were his primary “superiors,” so to speak. Practicing a virtue, he was beginning to realize, didn’t usually feel good, unless it was one you had particularly mastered or were predisposed to practice. In fact, the answer to his problem was the same basic one that he had been told for years, except that he hadn’t really understood it. Self-sacrifice – “offer it up” in the words of his childhood, or “self-gift” in the language of personalism and the theology of the body – that was what obedience meant. Dying to himself was what God required of him.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009 15:04
I have received many letters from young Christian painters, writers, and musicians, and ask those of you who have written to me to pardon my delay in responding to your inquiries. The amount of interest in StudiObrien has been overwhelming, and for that reason I’ve been able to reply to only a fraction of the letters I receive.
I would like to write to you a few thoughts about our calling. This will be a sort of Combat Journal from the Culture Wars, penned by a battle scarred veteran. I hope it will cover most of the questions I am regularly asked.