Posts By: Joey DiZoglio


Joey DiZoglio

About Joey DiZoglio

@JoeyDiZoglio is a second year medical student at Brown University exploring Lovecraft, Freud, and Feminism through writing and research. His pieces can be found at Kill Screen, First Person Scholar, in addition to his personal blog: Nerd Cavern.





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By coin­ci­dence of a lib­er­al arts edu­ca­tion I dis­cov­ered “The Cave” (1920−2) by Russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin, best known for his dystopi­an novel We, in a class on Russian sci­ence fic­tion two years before strik­ing sparks in Kyle Gabler’s game Little Inferno (2012). After toast­ing before dig­i­tal flames my thoughts draw me back to Zamyatin’s story of a cou­ple try­ing to sur­vive an ice age locked over the city of St. Petersburg. The com­par­i­son between these two nar­ra­tives, 92 years apart, con­fronts long­stand­ing prob­lems of human rela­tion­ships and choice. Within Gabler’s charm­ing goth­ic world is an ide­ol­o­gy of oppres­sion that stands along­side rad­i­cal strug­gles […]

The Literary Embers of Little Inferno