Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” is the kind of writing that makes myths. Why do good people have a dark side, why can’t society accommodate it and why does this fable continue to fascinate? See the Gothic meet the scientific in an analysis (with pictures) of the plot, dramatisation and cultural context that gave a name to our inner demon.
Dr. Gail-Nina Anderson is a cultural historian who will lecture on anything for a fast buck. She specialises in the Gothic, writes for the Fortean Times and the Crack, delivers a regular programme of art history talks for Northumbria University Gallery and runs independent courses on the history of art, literature and film, often simultaneously.