Posted on December 6, 2010
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Posted by Zeewan Lee
Dear Editors of Cabinet,
Hi. My name is Zeewan Lee, and I am a senior at Duke University double majoring in English and political science. This semester I have taken an English course titled Creative Nonfiction Writing. In the class, I have written a piece — titled The Grotesque is Beautiful – on the concept of grotesque as handled in Alexander McQueen’s world of fashion.
I saw Cabinet defining itself as a hybrid of a popular arts/design magazine and a scholarly journal: playful and serious, exuberant and committed. Since the piece I am submitting is not only a summary of some of the most praised and noted collections of McQueen but also an in-depth exploration about the idea of the grotesque, I believe my piece can also be called an intersection of popular (fashion) culture and a scholarly exploration of an idea that is a good fit for your magazine. It would be wonderful to have you read my piece, so please do take a look. I will be open to do further revisions, so let me know if such a process seems necessary. You can reach me at the following addresses:
PO Box 94723
Durham, NC 27708
Thank you so much for reading this far-
P.S. Attached is my essay in Microsoft Word format, as well as a pdf version of it that anchors pictures better. I hope the pdf version helps you see which picture my text is referring to in each of its sections. Since the theme for the Summer 2011 issue is not determined yet, I would like to have my submission go under the “unthemed” section.