Monday Musing: Liberalism, Literature, And The Myth Of ‘Political Correctness Gone Mad’

For those currently tuned into the mayhem of British and American politics, the world appears to be existing on the brink of apocalyptic doom. While political trends usually operate on an endless pendulum swing from left to right, the vitriol and division that seems to characterise both contemporary policy and propaganda has instilled the sense … Continue reading Monday Musing: Liberalism, Literature, And The Myth Of ‘Political Correctness Gone Mad’

The Original Goths: Why Women Write Gothic Horror

One of my first introductions to the history of women in the world was through the anti-suffrage propaganda poster 'A Woman's Mind Magnified'. A mind-bendingly offensive insight into the machinations of the political and social elite, this sort of propaganda has always accompanied efforts by marginalised groups to escape the confines into which their entire … Continue reading The Original Goths: Why Women Write Gothic Horror

Monday Musing: How Children’s Fiction Has Made Me A Better Reader (And Person)

A few weeks back, I wrote what is essentially my love letter to all adults who indulge their desire for the fantastic with a willing dive into the world of children's fiction. Where books have been the principal markers through which I remember significant moments in my life, there is an incredible amount of sentiment attached to … Continue reading Monday Musing: How Children’s Fiction Has Made Me A Better Reader (And Person)

Review: Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

"The most racking pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside, and I came to myself as if out of a great sickness. There was something strange in my sensations, … Continue reading Review: Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Why We Need More Mental Illness In Fiction

It is unsurprising, given my own struggles, that I have always been intrigued by fictional representations of mental illness. As society-at-large attempts to redress some of the taboos surrounding psychological ailments, the publishing industry has been working overtime to fill the gaping chasm in accurate portrayals of mental illness. While there is still an incredible … Continue reading Why We Need More Mental Illness In Fiction