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Clones, Clones, and More Clones

Orphan Black, a BBC America television show created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, follows a cast of female clones reconciling their identities as products of an illegal human cloning project. Throughout its five seasons, originally airing from 2013 to 2017, the show engages in a wide range of contemporary conversations regarding genetic testing, the [...]

By |2020-04-07T16:59:40-05:00April 7th, 2020|Essay 3, Sarah Jane|0 Comments

Project Proposal

a. description of the original text and its socio-cultural and historical contexts   Ray Bradbury’s “There Will Come Soft Rains” offers an eerie portrayal of life: detailing the last day alive of a mechanized house. Programmed according to its specific schedule, the house runs through its day cooking and cleaning for its owners. Yet, the [...]

By |2020-03-10T16:52:26-05:00March 10th, 2020|Proposal, Sarah Jane|0 Comments

Power, in the Hands of Women

Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power flips the gender hierarchy in order to examine the nature of power itself. First released in the United States in October of 2017, the same month the #MeToo movement began, this British novel is inextricably rooted in contemporary conversations surrounding gender dynamics, societal inequity, and sexual assault. In addressing her [...]

By |2020-02-27T16:08:05-05:00February 25th, 2020|Essay 2, Sarah Jane|0 Comments

What is Science Fiction?

The world of science fiction often appears glitzy and futuristic: full of spaceships and robots, aliens and clones, time machines and parallel worlds. While these and other tropes give recognizable color to the genre of science fiction, they are not necessarily of the utmost narrative significance. For, science fiction is a genre of allegory. The [...]

By |2020-02-05T09:54:57-05:00February 4th, 2020|Sarah Jane, What is SF|0 Comments
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