Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Monstrous Progeny
Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives | Lester D. Friedman, Allison B. Kavey
1 post | 2 read | 1 to read
Mary Shelleys 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so resilient that, nearly 200 years later, it remains vitally relevant in a culture radically different from the one that spawned its birth? Monstrous Progeny takes readers on a fascinating exploration of the Frankenstein family tree, tracing the literary and intellectual roots of Shelleys novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the books figures and themes into modern productions that range from childrens cartoons to pornography. Along the way, media scholar Lester D. Friedman and historian Allison B. Kavey examine the adaptation and evolution of Victor Frankenstein and his monster across different genres and in different eras. In doing so, they demonstrate how Shelleys tale and its characters continue to provide crucial reference points for current debates about bioethics, artificial intelligence, cyborg lifeforms, and the limits of scientific progress. Blending an extensive historical overview with a detailed analysis of key texts, the authors reveal how the Frankenstein legacy arose from a series of fluid intellectual contexts and continues to pulsate through an extraordinary body of media products. Both thought-provoking and entertaining, Monstrous Progeny offers a lively look at an undying and significant cultural phenomenon.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Jenbug68
post image
Pickpick

Messing with the Facebook camera and doing a little Halloween reading - the Bride of Frankenstein effect just made me giggle a little 😆 seems appropriate though ... ( the Litsy app kinda cuts of the top of the hair in the pic ... but u get the idea ...)

5 likes1 stack add