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Frankenstein (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

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This revision of a widely adopted critical edition presents the 1831 text of Mary Shelleys English Romantic novel along with critical essays that introduce students to Frankenstein from contemporary psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gender, and cultural studies perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. In the second edition, 3 of the 6 essays are new. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents, introductions (with bibliographies), and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.

Table of Contents

  About the Series

  About This Volume

    

PART I: FRANKENSTEIN: THE COMPLETE TEXT

  Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts

  The Complete Text [The 1831 Text]

    

PART II: FRANKENSTEIN: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM

  A Critical History of Frankenstein

  A Psychoanalytic Perspective:

    David Collings, "The Monster and the Imaginary Monster: A Lacanian Reading of Frankenstein"

  A Marxist Perspective:

    Warren Montag, "'The Workshop of Filthy Creation': A Marxist Reading of Frankenstein"

  A Feminist Perspective:

    Johanna M. Smith, "'Cooped Up: Feminine Domesticity in Frankenstein"

  New A Gender Critic's Perspective:

    Frann Michel, "Lesbian Panic and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"

  New A Cultural Critic's Perspective:

    Bouriana Zakharieva, "Frankenstein of the Nineties: The Composite Body"

  New Combining Critical Perspectives:

    Fred Botting, "Reflections of Excess: Frankenstein, the French Revolution, and Monstrosity"

    

  Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms

  About the Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312191269
Editor:
Smith, Johanna M.
Author:
Smith, Johanna M.
Author:
Mary Shelley
Author:
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
470
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in

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