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Adam: The Biomechanical Demonoid Reimagining of Frankenstein’s Monster in Buffy the Vampire Slayer


The Big Bad of season four of Joss Whedon’s supernatural series Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the scientific government military institution of the Initiative and the horrible creation of its leader Dr. Walsh, Adam. The… Continue reading

The Sorrow Beyond Slavery


Arguably, fates worse than slavery are hard to find. Hannah More and Eaglesfield Smith’s 1797 The Sorrows of Yamba or The Negro Woman’s Lamentation expounds upon the degradation of captivity and transatlantic voyage… Continue reading

“Hail, Wayward Queen”: Misogyny and the Spleen


In the eighteenth century the spleen served as a means of psychological oppression and as a mechanism for the misogynistic construct of hysteria. Although the mental affliction was not scientifically understood, our predecessors… Continue reading