Global Frankenstein

  • Carol Margaret Davison
  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Part of the Studies in Global Science Fiction book series (SGSF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Carol Margaret Davison, Marie Mulvey-Roberts
    Pages 1-17
  3. Frankenstein: Science, Technology, and the Nature of Life

  4. Frankenstein and Disabled, Indecorous, Mortal Bodies

  5. Spectacular Frankensteins on Screen and Stage

  6. Frankensteinian Illustrations and Literary Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Beatriz González Moreno, Fernando González Moreno
      Pages 227-244
  7. Futuristic Frankensteins/Frankensteinian Futures

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 319-344

About this book


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. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Margaret Davison
    • 1
  • Marie Mulvey-Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English Language, Literature and Creative WritingUniversity of WindsorWindsor, ONCanada
  2. 2.Department of Arts and Cultural IndustriesUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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