Sexuality in Emily Dickinson’s Poems 14 & 764

Emily Dickinson, rather than constructing a singularly focused representation of sexuality, portrays a continuum of manifestations of sexual desire in her poetry. In ‘One Sister have I in our house, Poem 14’ and ‘My Life had stood – A Loaded Gun, Poem 764’ we can see these desires distinctly differ, not only by the poetic…

Young Adult Cli-Fi -A Comparative Case Study

Focusing on Ship Breakers by Paolo Bacigalupi, Carbon Diaries; Book 1 by Saci Lloyd & Solstice by PJ Hoover Post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction utilises adolescent anxieties and curiosities about the future, allowing the reader to negotiate those anxieties in speculative future spaces. As a coming of age narrative, the dystopian novel often creates a reality…

The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things

Ecology in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently Series Abstract: The Dirk Gently series written by Douglas Adams mixes comedy, detective fiction and science fiction to create narratives capable of conveying ecological meaning in a variety of ways. Using ecocritical theory this thesis unpacks the ecological themes and implications of the Dirk Gently series; ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic…