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Frankenstein in Space: Creation and Responsibility


The story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has so permeated the literary and cultural world that its likeness can be found in multitudes of adaptations in every medium: literature, movies, and even television. Many… Continue reading

“Into the Storm”: The Ambiguous Fate of Madeline and Porphyro in Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes”


In Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes,” we are faced with a somewhat ambiguous ending to the “story of two adolescent lovers whose relationship is threatened by their feuding families” (Havird 91). After… Continue reading

Fantomina’s New World: Misogyny and Opportunity through Prostitution in 1700s England


In her work Fantomina: or Love in a Maze, Eliza Haywood explores the misogyny and the atypical brand of freedom prostitution in 1700s England offered women. When Fantomina observes the “mistresses” in the… Continue reading

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