September Is Dark Academia Month

Heeeeey It’s Tanyx from the passsst.

Seriously, I’m writing this in August in anticipation of the chaos that is uni life. Throughout September I have prewritten several posts on the majestic aesthetic known as Dark Academia. You probably already know what it is- the glorification of the stressful mania of students in the throes of passion for their chosen major- usually something like Literature or Philosophy.

It is old-timey suits and collared sweater vests. It’s a gang of clashing individuals debating on the subject that brought them together as they rush across the greens to get to their next class. It is British. It is towering spires of dusty stone buildings. It is books, books, piled up and shelved in a cozy circular library with an ill-advised fireplace. It’s a mess of paper and lots, and lots of tea. (The tea part is accurate to college life.)

I still don’t have the entire month planned out- just three posts over five weeks. I’m hoping that fellow dark academians can make suggestions here- What draws you to Dark Academia? What are some topics you wish were covered more, and most importantly, WHAT ARE YOUR BOOK RECS?!?!?

May the madness consume you,

Tanyx

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