Tag Archive: Legacy/Impact

Jekyll and Hyde Adaptations: in a League of Their Own

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886), sought to confront the social norms of the Victorian Period by infusing realism into Gothic tropes. No longer were characters… Continue reading

Mary Wollstonecraft’s Feminism Legacy

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Mary Wollstonecraft left a legacy that impacts feminism today.

The Gothic Sublime Mystery of Twin Peaks

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This sublime scene was captured in the fictional television show, Twin Peaks. The murder of Laura Palmer haunts this small, sleepy town where the residents are full of secrets. Directors Mark Frost and David Lynch designed the show to be mysterious and disturbing, encompassing the sublime aesthetic which was described by Edmund Burke as that which “excite[s] the ideas of pain and danger… or operates in a manner analogous to terror” (37).

Mary Shelley: Mother of Science Fiction

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  Mary Shelley is often known through her relations.  Her mother was the renown feminist and social reformer Mary Wollstonecraft, her father was William Godwin the philosopher and novelist, and her husband was… Continue reading

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