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Title
Frankenstein
Type
Text
Genre Form
Nonfiction.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
plates
Classification
DDC: 823/.7 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2017278316
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began in 1816 in the imagination of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Since its publication in 1818 "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" has spread around the globe through every possible medium and variation. Yet in 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 - 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 Mueller have brought together scholars and scientists, artists and directors to celebrate and examine Mary Shelley's creation and its legacy as the monster moves into his next century.
Table Of Contents
"Hideous progeny" : telling a tale of monsters in Frankenstein / Catherine Ross Nickerson
Franklin to Frankenstein / Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham
Frankenstein : representing the emotions of unwanted creatures / Laura Otis
Who is a monster, when? / Steven J. Kraftchick
Frankenstein at the boundaries of life, death, and film / Evan Lieberman
Frankenstein, young and old : an interview with Mel Brooks / Kevin LaGrandeur
Since Frankenstein : experimental science and experimental film / Alexis Gambis
Life after death : a love story, "when Fargo met Holly" / Jaime Paglia
Monster no more : a conversation with the creators of Penny Dreadful and I, Frankenstein / Eddy von Mueller
The face of the fiend : media, industry, and the evolving image of Frankenstein's monster / Eddy von Mueller
Frankenstein's creatures : the pleasures of toys, games, and costumes / Carol Colatrella
Frankenstein and synthetic life : fiction, science, and ethics / Sidney Perkowitz
What would Mary Shelley say today? / Jay Goodwin and David Lynn.
Authorized Access Point
Perkowitz, Sidney, Frankenstein