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Studies in Global Science Fiction

Global Frankenstein

Editors: Davison, Carol Margaret, Mulvey-Roberts, Marie (Eds.)

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  • Explores the versatility and interdisciplinary applications of Frankenstein in areas such as science, alchemy, hypertext, dance, art, post-humanism, computer games, and Victorian steampunk
  • Provides a global perspective with international authors and multi-national examples
  • Engages with the afterlife of Frankenstein and gives fresh prominence in the bicentennial year of its publication
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Consisting of sixteen original essays by experts in the field, including leading and lesser-known international scholars, Global Frankenstein considers the tremendous adaptability and rich afterlives of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein, at its bicentenary, in such fields and disciplines as digital technology, film, theatre, dance, medicine, book illustration, science fiction, comic books, science, and performance art. This ground-breaking, celebratory volume, edited by two established Gothic Studies scholars, reassesses Frankenstein’s global impact for the twenty-first century across a myriad of cultures and nations, from Japan, Mexico, and Turkey, to Britain, Iraq, Europe, and North America. Offering compelling critical dissections of reincarnations of Frankenstein, a generically hybrid novel described by its early reviewers as a “bold,” “bizarre,” and “impious” production by a writer “with no common powers of mind”, this collection interrogates its sustained relevance over two centuries during which it has engaged with such issues as mortality, global capitalism, gender, race, embodiment, neoliberalism, disability, technology, and the role of science. 

About the authors

Carol Margaret Davison is Professor of English Literature at the University of Windsor, Canada and the author of History of the Gothic: Gothic Literature, 1764-1824 (2009) and Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). She recently edited The Gothic and Death (2017) and The Edinburgh Companion to the Scottish Gothic (2017) with Monica Germanà. 

Marie Mulvey-Roberts is Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and author of Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Gothic Corporeal (2016), winner of the Alan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize.  She has authored, edited, and co-edited over 30 books. Recently she made a film on Frankenstein for a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the literary South West.



Reviews

“Mary Shelley wrote of Frankenstein, ‘I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper,’ and since 1818 the scientist and his creature have certainly done that: the story has been condemned and celebrated, interpreted and re-interpreted, acted and filmed and illustrated countless times—to the point where it has left the world of literature altogether to become a modern creation myth. A global myth. This welcome collection of articles—about Frankenstein and science and technology, medicine and monstrosity, the spectacular and the visual...and the future—by a new generation of scholars, brings the story up to date by viewing it from the perspectives, and through the concerns,  of today. It’s a very suitable, and suitably global, 200th birthday celebration.” (Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, author of Frankenstein : The First Two Hundred Years (2017) and Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection: from Count Dracula to Vampirella (2016))

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Global Reanimations of Frankenstein

    Pages 1-17

    Davison, Carol Margaret (et al.)

  • The Gothic Image and the Quandaries of Science in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

    Pages 21-35

    Hogle, Jerrold E.

  • Paracelsus and ‘P[r]etty Experimentalism’: The Glass Prison of Science and Secrecy in Frankenstein

    Pages 37-52

    Sage, Victor

  • Monstrous Dissections and Surgery as Performance: Gender, Race and the Bride of Frankenstein

    Pages 53-71

    Mulvey-Roberts, Marie

  • ‘The Human Senses Are Insurmountable Barriers’: Deformity, Sympathy, and Monster Love in Three Variations on Frankenstein

    Pages 75-90

    Wyse, Bruce

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Frankenstein
Editors
  • Carol Margaret Davison
  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Series Title
Studies in Global Science Fiction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78142-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78142-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78141-9
Series ISSN
2569-8826
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 344
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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