Global Frankenstein

Global Frankenstein
Author: Carol Margaret Davison,Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 3319781421
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Frankenstein Book Excerpt:

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.

Frankenstein How A Monster Became an Icon The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation

Frankenstein  How A Monster Became an Icon  The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation
Author: Sidney Perkowitz,Eddy von Mueller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 1681776979
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein How A Monster Became an Icon The Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley s Creation Book Excerpt:

Few creations have risen from literary origins to reach world-wide importance like Frankenstein. This landmark volume celebrates the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's creation and its indelible impact on art and culture. The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began on a rainy night in 1816 in the imagination of a nineteen-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, newly married to the celebrated Romantic poet Percy Shelley. Since its publication two years later, in 1818, Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus has spread around the globe through every possible medium and variation. Frankenstein has not been out of print once in 200 years. It has appeared in hundreds of editions, perhaps more than any other novel. It has inspired a multitude of stage and screen adaptations, the latest appearing just last year. “Frankenstein” has become an indelible part of popular culture, and is shorthand for anything bizarre and human-made; for instance, genetically modified crops are “Frankenfood.” Conversely, Frankenstein’s monster has also become a benign Halloween favorite. Yet for all its long history, Frankenstein's central premise—that science, not magic or God, can create a living being, and thus these creators must answer for their actions as humans, not Gods—is most relevant today as scientists approach creating synthetic life. In its popular and cultural weight and its expression of the ethical issues raised by the advance of science, physicist Sidney Perkowitz and film expert Eddy von Muller have brought together scholars and scientists, artists and directions—including Mel Brooks—to celebrate and examine Mary Shelley’s marvelous creation and its legacy as the monster moves into his next century.

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein
Author: Andrew Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-19
ISBN: 1316760464
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein Book Excerpt:

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein consists of sixteen original essays on Mary Shelley's novel by leading scholars, providing an invaluable introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts. Theoretically informed but accessibly written, this volume relates Frankenstein to various social, literary, scientific and historical contexts, and outlines how critical theories such as ecocriticism, posthumanism, and queer theory generate new and important discussion in illuminating ways. The volume also explores the cultural afterlife of the novel including its adaptations in various media such as drama, film, television, graphic novels, and literature aimed at children and young adults. Written by an international team of leading experts, the essays provide new insights into the novel and the various critical approaches which can be applied to it. The volume is an essential guide to students and academics who are interested in Frankenstein and who wish to know more about its complex literary history.

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein
Author: Shaun Hutson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN: 1448165296
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Revenge of Frankenstein Book Excerpt:

There is a fine line between obsession and madness and Frankenstein just stepped across it... Escaping the guillotine Victor Frankenstein is now posing as Doctor Stein, altruistic patron of the hospital for the poor. But in a secret basement laboratory he is harvesting body parts from his helpless patients, using them in his twisted experiments in a bid to create the perfect man. And this time he has help from a would-be pupil. His pupil seeks knowledge, but Frankenstein desires vengeance against all those who have tried to stop his terrifying work. The first time he tried, it ended in bloody mayhem, but now he is determined that nothing will go wrong. He wants revenge and God help anyone who gets in his way...

Frankenstein Start Publishing

Frankenstein   Start Publishing
Author: Mary Shelley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN: 1625586159
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein Start Publishing Book Excerpt:

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon lifeless matter, Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness. Tormented by isolation and loneliness, the once-innocent creature turns to evil and unleashes a campaign of murderous revenge against his creator, Frankenstein. Frankenstein, an instant bestseller and an important ancestor of both the horror and science fiction genres, not only tells a terrifying story, but also raises profound, disturbing questions about the very nature of life and the place of humankind within the cosmos: What does it mean to be human? What responsibilities do we have to each other? How far can we go in tampering with Nature? In our age, filled with news of organ donation, genetic engineering, and bio-terrorism, these questions are more relevant than ever.

Oxford Literature Companions Frankenstein

Oxford Literature Companions  Frankenstein
Author: Carmel Waldron,Peter Buckroyd
Publsiher: Oxford University Press - Children
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 0198367988
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Literature Companions Frankenstein Book Excerpt:

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match
Author: Sally Thorne
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2022-09-15
ISBN: 0349435030
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match Book Excerpt:

"This book is genuinely, fantastically nuts, and I adored every single second of it! Jelly is the lonely, horny, enterprising heroine of my heart, Will is the most adorable love interest to ever grace a book, and then there's the plot, which is deliciously bonkers and utterly unique!" Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis --- For generations, every Frankenstein has found their true love and equal, unlocking lifetimes of blissful wedded adventure. Clever, pretty (and odd) Angelika Frankenstein has run out of suitors and fears she may become the exception to this family rule. When assisting in her brother Victor's ground-breaking experiment to bring a reassembled man back to life, she realizes that having an agreeable gentleman convalescing in the guest suite might be a chance to let a man get to know the real her. For the first time, Angelika embarks upon a project that is all her own. When her handsome scientific miracle sits up on the lab table, her hopes for an instant romantic connection are thrown into disarray. Her resurrected beau (named Will for the moment) has total amnesia and is solely focused on uncovering his true identity. Trying to ignore their heart-pounding chemistry, Angelika reluctantly joins the investigation into his past, hoping it will bring them closer. But when a second suitor emerges to aid their quest, Angelika wonders if she was too hasty inventing a solution. Perhaps fate is not something that can be influenced in a laboratory? Or is Will (or whatever his name is!) her dream man, tailored for her in every way? And can he survive what was done to him in the name of science, and love? Filled with carriages, candlesticks, and corpses, Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match is the spooky-season romcom that reminds us to never judge a man by his cadaver! --- 'This is Sally Thorne at her absolute best ... witty banter, a sexy, toe-curling romance, and voice that pirouettes off the page, but add one part Tim Burton.' Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author 'Bridgerton meets the Addams Family ... I was hooked the moment I read the first page.' Ruby Adams

Frankenstein s Guests

Frankenstein s Guests
Author: Martin Downing
Publsiher: Samuel French Incorporated Plays
Total Pages: 54
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frankenstein s Guests Book Excerpt:

A shorter, re-worked version of The house of Frankenstein! in which the Baron tries to counsel and cure a motley crew of monsters he's invited to his castle, immediately regretting his action when the Baroness hits the bottle, his guests reveal their true colours and all hell is let loose! A most musing, finely tuned parody of the old Frankenstein movies, and great fun for actors and audiences alike.

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels
Author: Dana E. Lawrence,Amy L. Montz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN: 1501361783
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels Book Excerpt:

Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.

Utopian Literature and Science

Utopian Literature and Science
Author: Patrick Parrinder
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1137456787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utopian Literature and Science Book Excerpt:

Scientific progress is usually seen as a precondition of modern utopias, but science and utopia are frequently at odds. Ranging from Galileo's observations with the telescope to current ideas of the post-human and the human-animal boundary, this study brings a fresh perspective to the paradoxes of utopian thinking since Plato.

Gouldings New York City Directory

Gouldings New York City Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1708
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gouldings New York City Directory Book Excerpt:

Challenging Change

Challenging Change
Author: Biljana Mišić Ilić,Vesna Lopičić
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN: 1443839523
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Change Book Excerpt:

This book, Challenging Change: Literary and Linguistic Responses, is a collection of twenty-three articles which examine change – understood in the broadest sense – as the need of the modern man to redefine, revise, deconstruct and reconstruct previous theories, histories, moralities, social relationships, forms of language and language use. In these times of great change, when the only constant seems to be change itself, the authors of these essays respond to the challenge and approach the notion of change from the perspectives of literary studies and linguistics. The book opens with an introductory overview, followed by twenty-three articles divided into two sections. The authors of the articles come from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Norway.

The Current

The Current
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Current Book Excerpt:

A study guide for Romanticism

A study guide for  Romanticism
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN: 1410320812
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A study guide for Romanticism Book Excerpt:

A study guide "Romanticism", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.

The International Film Index 1895 1990 Film titles

The International Film Index  1895 1990  Film titles
Author: Alan Goble
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture producers and directors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mexploitation Cinema

Mexploitation Cinema
Author: Doyle Greene
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2005-08-15
ISBN: 0786422017
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexploitation Cinema Book Excerpt:

Thanks in large part to an exploitation film producer and distributor named K. Gordon Murray, a unique collection of horror films from Mexico began to appear on American late-night television and drive-in screens in the 1960s. Ranging from monster movies clearly owing to the heyday of Universal Studios to the lucha libre horror films featuring El Santo and the "Wrestling Women," these low-budget "Mexploitation" films offer plenty of campy fun and still inspire cult devotion, yet they also reward close study in surprising ways. This work places Mexploitation films in their historical and cultural context and provides close textual readings of a representative sample, showing how they can be seen as important documents in the cultural debate over Mexico's past, present and future. Stills accompany the text, and a selected filmography and bibliography complete the volume.

Hiking New Hampshire

Hiking New Hampshire
Author: Larry Pletcher
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN: 1493034596
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hiking New Hampshire Book Excerpt:

Outdoor photographer, writer, and veteran hiker Greg Westrich adds new hikes to Hiking New Hampshire, making it one of the most comprehensive resources on hiking the finest trails in the Granite State. Each of the hike descriptions contains easy-to-follow driving directions, up-to-date trail information, accurate maps and elevation graphs, full color photos, and information on the wildlife and attractions of the area. The hikes range from easy strolls to overnight backpacking excursions along mountain peaks and ridge tops. The guide also includes information on hiking with children, barrier-free trails, and no-trace camping tips.

New York City Directory

New York City Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1910
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (N.Y.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Technology Film and the Body Politic

Technology  Film  and the Body Politic
Author: William David Roth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion pictures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Trivia Encyclopedia

The Trivia Encyclopedia
Author: Fred L. Worth
Publsiher: Random House Value Pub
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1984-11-07
ISBN: 9780517180167
Category: Questions and answers.
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trivia Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

A compendium of interesting and unimportant facts and figures and interesting but hard to find facts and figures from Lawrence Welk's licenseplate number to Zorro's real name