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How significant is transgression in the texts you have studied?

Williams argues that “gothic literature is pervasively organised around anxieties about boundaries, and boundary transgression”, and certainly transgression seems pivotal in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. The novel’s protagonist declares “it was the secrets of heaven and earth I desired to learn”, animating dead matter in his workshop of “filthy creation”. 1,031 more words

Writing

22 Thrilling, Imaginative, and Twisted Genre Books By Women

Potboilers, fantasy lands, murders, noir triumphs, supernatural creatures, and the twisted, thrilling, and dark imaginations that devise them are hardly a male-only literary province. Since… 774 more words

Books

Book 20 ~ Frankenstein

I wonder how many people have seen Frankenstein portrayed in different ways on film or television, but haven’t actually read the novel? I’m certainly one of them. 175 more words

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Does Your Chicken Need a Support Bra?

I was in a rush, and I needed a bit of chicken. Not a lot of chicken because we are mostly Vegan . (And at this point all the REAL VEGANS, shake their heads at the word “mostly.”). 455 more words

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Filming begins: Day 1

I’ve been in London the past two days. Today I went with two student interns and filmed our first scene at The Serpentine in Hyde Park. 148 more words

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on purple prose.

it may have occurred to someone reading this that i am not a big fan of percy bysshe shelley. today, rather than focusing on his myriad personal flaws, let’s focus on his numerous professional failings. 254 more words

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