The ‘Forward Wits’ of Doctor Faustus
Ipshita Nath nuances received notions of the transgression(s) and tragedy of Marlowe’s Faustus by juxtaposing the politically charged rhetoric of predestination, free will and sin against the scientific and medical advancements of the European Renaissance.
Misery and Mistress – The Politics of Fantasy in Fairy Tales
Deeptangshu Das critiques a few popular fairy tales from the Grimm canon to examine how femininity and sexuality get transformed under the overarching logic of patriarchal desire to both be commodified and, at the same time, acquire connotations of darkness and danger.
Conflict and Dissent – Editorial Cartoons and the Politics of Afghanistan Amrita Singh comments upon the “(re)presentation” of the socio-cultural crises in Afghanistan through cartoons, a medium which is at once stark and visibly forceful even as it is replete with a continuing sense of humour and, to an extent, flippancy.
When Machines Take Over the World: Asimov’s Reworking of Science Fiction’s Worst Nightmare
Shreya P. Jindal tweaks conventional notions of sci-fi Armageddon by discussing Asimov’s conception of a different and possibly mutually beneficial robot-human relationship in his I, Robot.
The Gothic in Frankenstein
Venu Bhanot analyses the various dominant literary elements in Mary Shelley’s ever popular Frankenstein to place it as neither Gothic nor Romantic but Gothic Romantic.
Shreya Prabhu Jindal