Evil Personified

Nadia Kofod, Rania Warde, Søren Lyngbæk Lund, Andrea Madsbøll Møller & Louisa Dikea Augoustakis

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

This project is a literary study focusing on how genre traits from the Victorian Gothic genre and the genre of Victorian New Journalism can be analysed in the 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and selected articles covering the final Jack the Ripper murder in November 1888. The different uses of the elements in the respective texts are compared and discussed, springing from the hypothesis that the genres are fluid and traits can be found across the usual genre divisions. The conclusion was reached that the two genres share too many core elements for the existence of true fluidity to be determined with certainty.  

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato18 jan. 2016
VejledereEbbe Klitgård

Emneord

  • Jack the Ripper, media, gothic, Victorian new journalism, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde