A Monster of Science: A look at Gothic Tropes in The Bacillus and Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde
The gothic is notorious for exciting the fascination with all things darker and uncanny within its audience. Two texts utilising the gothic tropes of strange science, and the monster, which shall be compared are Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and H. G. Wells’ The Stolen Bacillus.
The New Weird: Subverting the traditional
The New Weird is a hybrid genre of science fiction, horror and fantasy estranged from traditional conventions by creating indefinable, unexplainable, and inexplicable events and creatures. Investigated within this paper will be the New Weird monster, New Weird’s subversion of genre, and the effectiveness of the unknowable.
Inclusivity in Literary Prose: Writing Diverse Characters
Authors can give voice to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures through the characters they create. Creating realistic diverse characters can be a challenge when these characters are vastly different to the author’s background or anything they have experienced. Cultural appropriation and stereotypes are both harmful ways in which attempts to create diversity in…