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Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siecle

Book
Alder, E. (2020)
Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siecle. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32652-4
This book explores how nineteenth-century science stimulated the emergence of weird tales at the fin de siècle, and examines weird fiction by British writers who preceded and ...

Our Progeny’s Monsters: Frankenstein Retold for Children in Picturebooks and Graphic Novels

Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2018)
Our Progeny’s Monsters: Frankenstein Retold for Children in Picturebooks and Graphic Novels. In Global Frankenstein, 209-225. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78142-6
Frankenstein is surprisingly well-suited to stories aimed at children and is often adapted for young readerships. This essay explores why, through a focus on graphic narrative...

Through Oceans Darkly: Sea Literature and the Nautical Gothic

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2017)
Through Oceans Darkly: Sea Literature and the Nautical Gothic. Gothic Studies, 19(2), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.7227/gs.0025
No abstract available.

(Re)encountering monsters: animals in early-twentieth-century weird fiction

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2017)
(Re)encountering monsters: animals in early-twentieth-century weird fiction. Textual Practice, 31(6), 1083-1100. https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236x.2017.1358686
Early twentieth century weird tales occupy an important place in the development of genre fictions. Among the innovations they contribute are new forms of monsters, diverging ...

Dracula’s Gothic Ship

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2016)
Dracula’s Gothic Ship. Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies,
No abstract available. https://irishgothichorror.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/issue-15-full-final.pdf

'Sea Monsters'.

Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2014)
'Sea Monsters'. In J. Weinstock (Ed.), The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic MonstersAshgate Publishing

The dark mythos of the sea: William Hope Hodgson’s transformation of maritime legends

Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2014)
The dark mythos of the sea: William Hope Hodgson’s transformation of maritime legends. In M. Berruti, S. T. Joshi, & S. Gafford (Eds.), William Hope Hodgson: Voices from the BorderlandHippocampus Press
No abstract available.

'Kraken'.

Book
Alder, E. (2013)
'Kraken'. In J. Weinstock (Ed.), The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic MonstersAshgate

The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics.

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2013, April)
The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Cardiff
Critical analyses of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) have attended closely to themes of biology, such as evolutionary degeneration, but those of physics have not been tr...

Gothic at sea: ships, revenants, and the liminal realm of the ocean.

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2011, August)
Gothic at sea: ships, revenants, and the liminal realm of the ocean. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
Many aspects of the ocean deep remain obscure to modern science and exploration, and in literature it has always been an area of mystery, sometimes of horror. Foucault’s chara...

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