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The Resource Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman, Allison B. Kavey

Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman, Allison B. Kavey

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Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives
Title
Monstrous progeny
Title remainder
a history of the Frankenstein narratives
Statement of responsibility
Lester D. Friedman, Allison B. Kavey
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Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelley's novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book's figures and themes into modern productions that range from children's cartoons to pornography. Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelley's tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Blending an extensive historical overview with a detailed analysis of key texts, the authors reveal how the Frankenstein legacy arose from a series of fluid intellectual contexts and continues to pulsate through an extraordinary body of media products. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon."--
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Friedman, Lester D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
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Kavey, Allison
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Frankenstein, Victor
  • Frankenstein, Victor
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Monsters in mass media
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Monsters in mass media
Label
Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman, Allison B. Kavey
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Singing the Body Electric -- In a Country of Eternal Light: Frankenstein's Intellectual History -- The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein's Medical History -- A More Horrid Contrast: From the Page to the Stage -- It's Still Alive: The Universal and Hammer Movie Cycles -- The House of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Stepchildren -- Fifty Ways to Leave Your Monster
Control code
ocn952644248
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813564258
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt1cx0941
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952644248
Label
Monstrous progeny : a history of the Frankenstein narratives, Lester D. Friedman, Allison B. Kavey
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Singing the Body Electric -- In a Country of Eternal Light: Frankenstein's Intellectual History -- The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein's Medical History -- A More Horrid Contrast: From the Page to the Stage -- It's Still Alive: The Universal and Hammer Movie Cycles -- The House of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Stepchildren -- Fifty Ways to Leave Your Monster
Control code
ocn952644248
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813564258
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1cx0941
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952644248

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