I’m Alex, a research student and feature writer who spends her time thinking long and hard about fiction. I’m particularly fascinated by reoccurring tropes and archetypes, whether in modern genres or mythology from millennia ago… or, even better, how one has evolved to influence the other. I’m currently working on a thesis about mythic archetypes and gender. You can read my Honours dissertation, in which I use mythic retelling to ask why The Hero is always a dude, here! My topic also leaks over into blogging in this tag.