Issue 2, Vol 4. Tales Terrible: Then, Now and Beyond

Contents

Editorial

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.

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Team

Editor:
Prashastè Sinha

Associate Editors:
Ishaan Mital
Shreya Prabhu Jindal

Design:
Ishaan Mital
Medha Sharma
Shivangi Pareek

Publicity:
Garima Kaushik
Hardeep Kaur

Delivery:
Hardeep Kaur
Zitni Wattal

Accounts:
Anubhav Pradhan

Editor:

Prashastè Sinha

Associate Editors:

Ishaan Mital

Shreya Prabhu Jindal

Design:

Ishaan Mital

Medha Sharma

Shivangi Pareek

Publicity:

Garima Kaushik

Hardeep Kaur

Delivery:

Hardeep Kaur

Zitni Wattal

Accounts:

Anubhav Pradhan

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