Category Archives: She

Black Mirror: 200 Years of Sci-Fi Influence

SPOILER WARNING FOR BLACK MIRROR SEASONS 3 AND 4 Over the past decade, anthology series have seen a significant rise in popularity, particularly in the horror and science fiction genres. From “American Horror Story” to the revival of the classic series “The Twilight Zone”, anthologies are in high demand both on streaming services and on […] Continue reading

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Empathy or Pity: Racialization and Alienation in Sci-Fi

When reading Haggard’s “She,” I came across a common trope that has bothered me for some time. The novel depicts the adventures of the two men as they travel through Africa with the protection of British Imperialism. Although the novel’s narrator describes Vincey as an infallibly beautiful Greek god, Holly’s description focuses on the alienness […] Continue reading

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Necrophiliacs, Foot Fetishes, and the Fall of Civilizations in H. Rider Haggard’s She

“People are lonely and only animals with fancy shoes.” -Jack Johnson, “The Horizon Has Been Defeated”  Many of the chapters in H. Rider Haggard’s She are strange, but the chapter entitled “The Little Foot” must be the most peculiar. The … Continue reading

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