Monster vs Mariner: The Gothic Novel

In 1765, when Horace Walpole wrote The Castle of Otranto during the Romantic period, the Gothic novel became acceptable writing material. Early depictions of the genre saw the use of stereotypical settings, usually an eerie castle or mansion on a wind-swept moor, where mysterious and macabre incidents occurred especially on stormy nights. It was also […]

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Cyborgs and Cyberbodies

 Descartes (1637) statement, ‘I think, therefore I am,’ defined human subjectivity in a way none had before him. According to the pioneers of logic, the term ‘human’ was defined by the following logical equation: Animal + Speech = a speaking animal = human. According to Descartes statement, speech is not enough and indeed with the […]

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