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The Resource Frankenstein : how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation, edited by Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller

Frankenstein : how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation, edited by Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller

Label
Frankenstein : how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation
Title
Frankenstein
Title remainder
how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller
Title variation
Frankenstein
Title variation remainder
how a monster became an icon; the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelleys creation
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
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
Writing style
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10618786
Cataloging source
JBU
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
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650
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Perkowitz, Sidney
  • Mueller, Eddy von
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True
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Science in literature
  • Science in popular culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Science in literature
  • Science in popular culture
Target audience
adult
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how a monster became an icon; the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation
Label
Frankenstein : how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation, edited by Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and filmography (pages 227-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • "Hideous progeny" : telling a tale of monsters in Frankenstein
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
on1016449946
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
xvi, 239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016449946
Label
Frankenstein : how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation, edited by Sidney Perkowitz and Eddy Von Mueller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and filmography (pages 227-238)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • "Hideous progeny" : telling a tale of monsters in Frankenstein
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
on1016449946
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books edition.
Extent
xvi, 239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681776293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1016449946

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