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Telepathy and Twins: The Supraliminal and Subliminal Self in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

When Roger Luckhurst described F. W. H. Myers’s telepathy as “the transference of ideas or sensations from one conscious or unconscious mind to another, without the agency of any recognized organs of sense,” the concept of twins immediately sprang to mind. … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing?: The Influence of the Male Gaze in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Jenny”

French feminist Hélène Cixous once wrote that “the question of sexual difference is dealt with by coupling it with the opposition: activity/passivity.” She, along with many other feminists, has argued that binary opposites can be gendered. Activity, she says, can … Continue reading

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