Rising from the dead: who are the monsters and why?
The purpose of this poster is to compare the role of monsters that initially appeared in 19th-century novels as they are reimagined in a contemporary work. The focus will be Jekyll and Hyde (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), Griffin (The Invisible Man), and their reinterpretations in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LEG). This contrast will ask if monsters can change when reinterpreted and what these changes, or lack of, means in terms of societal fears. Through cultural studies research as framed by Jeffery Jerome Cohen and Alexa Wright, monsters embody specific cultural fears ...
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