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Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

Botting, Fred

Emerging from the shadow of popular reproductions, Frankenstein's importance in debates about gender, culture and politics has been dramatically affected by recent developments in criticism and theory. This volume collects the most significant contemporary work on the novel from Marxist, Psychoanalytic, Historicist, Feminist, Poststructuralist and Postcolonialist perspectives. The book reflects the way that monstrosity in its literary, historical and philosophical context raises crucial questions for modern issues of sexuality, class, science, race, language and identity

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Fred Botting
ISBN: 0333599594, 9780333599594
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index.
Note: Originally published: 1995.
Physical Description: ix, 271p. ; 22 cm.
Series: New casebooks
Subject: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein.; Criticism; Shelley, Mary


  1. Acknowledgements.- General Editors' Preface.- Introduction
  2. F.Botting.- Production and Reproduction: The Case of Frankenstein
  3. P.O'Flinn.- The Politics of Monstrosity
  4. C.Baldick.- Narcissism as Symptom and Structure: The Case of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
  5. J.Kestner.- What is a Monster? (According to Frankenstein)
  6. P.Brooks.- A Feminist Critique of Science
  7. A.K.Mellor.- Bearing Demons: Frankenstein's Circumvention of the Maternal
  8. M.Homans.- Narratives of Seduction and the Seductions of Narrative: The Frame Structure of Frankenstein
  9. B.Newman.- Frankenstein with Kant: A Theory of Monstrosity or the Monstrosity of Theory
  10. B.C.Freeman.- Otherness in Frankenstein: The Confinement/Autonomy of Fabrication
  11. J.E.Hogle.- Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism
  12. G.C.Spivak.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.