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Splice: Shelley’s Explorations Continued


Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is potentially one of the most iconic pieces of literature ever written, at least in terms of the sheer number of adaptations it has seen across an array of mediums in… Continue reading

The Serpent, the Philosopher, and the Lover: Moral Ambiguity in “Lamia”


Romantic ideas were certainly influential in the inception of the Gothic, and many issues that the authors were passionate about quickly became thematic concepts in this new genre of Gothic poetry, such as… Continue reading

Fantomina, or Life in a Maze: Navigating the Cultural Erasure Of Female Sexuality


This painting was done by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in 1808, and visually exemplifies expectations of female passivity and domesticity spurred by eighteenth century cultural shifts. Some consider Eliza Haywood one of the more… Continue reading

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