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Frankenstein Resurrected

Author : Joseph Covino, Jr.
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Frankenstein Resurrected is the first part to an ambitious epic trilogy creatively adapting and combining the characters and scenarios of the celebrated horror classics, Frankenstein and Dracula, preserving the original stories of both perfectly intact without corrupting or distorting either. This initial entry sets the stage for a literally soul-searching retelling of the Frankenstein tale-a provocative saga of ultimate human arrogance and inevitable vengeance as monster challenges his maker-by fleshing out those narrative elements which Mary Shelley only sketched while directly confronting what she carefully skirted: the deeply profound mystery and secret of the human spirit itself.

Literary Afterlife

Author : Bernard A. Drew
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This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.


Author : Harold Bloom
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Presents a collection of writings exploring the characters from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

The Cinematic Rebirths of Frankenstein

Author : Caroline Joan Picart
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Showcases the versatility of the Frankenstein myth as expressed in the horror genre and provides a sustained critical analysis of the story's evolution over many decades, many studios, and many different styles of filmmaking.

Frankenstein 200

Author : Rebecca Baumann
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Two centuries ago, a teenage genius created a monster that still walks among us. In 1818, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein, and in doing so set forth into the world a scientist and his monster. The daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, famed women's rights advocate, and William Godwin, radical political thinker and writer, Mary Shelley is considered the mother of the modern genres of horror and science fiction. At its core, however, Shelley's Frankenstein is a contemplation on what it means to be human, what it means to chase perfection, and what it means to fear things suchsuch things as ugliness, loneliness, and rejection. In celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, the Lilly Library at Indiana University presents Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley's Monster. This beautifully illustrated catalog looks closely at Mary Shelley's life and influences, examines the hundreds of reincarnations her book and its characters have enjoyed, and highlights the vast, deep, and eclectic collections of the Lilly Library. This exhibition catalog is a celebration of books, of the monstrousness that exists within us all, and of the genius of Mary Shelley.

I Am Frankenstein

Author : C. Dean Andersson
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I am Frankenstein. I awaken Nightmares. My truth is Terror made Flesh. Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley told part of my story. Now hear the rest! I am the Creature of Frankenstein. The Horror of my story is more terrifying than his. I know how it feels to be stripped of flesh. So, I did to Frankenstein what he did to me, cursed him with Immortality! I am Katiasa. I traveled back in time to help Frankenstein create Life from Death. It was fun, mostly, until his Creature made me a monster, too. I am Tzigane. I am not a monster. I am a Witch, a Vampire, the Mate of Dracula. Frankenstein and his Creature? Katiasa? Three interesting monsters. I spent time with them. Why? Spend time with them yourself. Read their book! I am C. Dean Andersson. Warning: I AM FRANKENSTEIN’s editor wanted the book destroyed. Trouble is, Monsters don't stay dead. They come back. Sometimes, they even try to tell jokes. And now, I AM FRANKENSTEIN has returned. Take its hand. It has things to show you. Have a nice scream.

The Frankenstein Film Sourcebook

Author : Caroline Joan Picart
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A compilation of primary and secondary information on the numerous and multifarious film incarnations of the Frankenstein narrative, ranging across horror, comedy, science fiction, pornography, and animation.

Frankenstein s Cat

Author : Emily Anthes
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Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award One of Nature's Summer Book Picks One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring 2013 Science Books For centuries, we've toyed with our creature companions, breeding dogs that herd and hunt, housecats that look like tigers, and teacup pigs that fit snugly in our handbags. But what happens when we take animal alteration a step further, engineering a cat that glows green under ultraviolet light or cloning the beloved family Labrador? Science has given us a whole new toolbox for tinkering with life. How are we using it? In Frankenstein's Cat, the journalist Emily Anthes takes us from petri dish to pet store as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the future of our furry and feathered friends. As she ventures from bucolic barnyards to a "frozen zoo" where scientists are storing DNA from the planet's most exotic creatures, she discovers how we can use cloning to protect endangered species, craft prosthetics to save injured animals, and employ genetic engineering to supply farms with disease-resistant livestock. Along the way, we meet some of the animals that are ushering in this astonishing age of enhancement, including sensor-wearing seals, cyborg beetles, a bionic bulldog, and the world's first cloned cat. Through her encounters with scientists, conservationists, ethicists, and entrepreneurs, Anthes reveals that while some of our interventions may be trivial (behold: the GloFish), others could improve the lives of many species-including our own. So what does biotechnology really mean for the world's wild things? And what do our brave new beasts tell us about ourselves? With keen insight and her trademark spunk, Anthes highlights both the peril and the promise of our scientific superpowers, taking us on an adventure into a world where our grandest science fiction fantasies are fast becoming reality.

Milton in Popular Culture

Author : L. Knoppers
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Breathing life into a Milton for the Twenty-first century, this cutting-edge collection shows students and scholars alike how Milton transforms and is transformed by popular literature and polemics, film and television, and other modern media.

Frankenstein Creation and Monstrosity

Author : Stephen Bann
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

The Spark of Fear

Author : Brian N. Duchaney
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The horror genre is continually being reinvented as societal fears evolve. As technology has developed and become ubiquitous in modern life, horror films have effectively played upon our increasing reliance on technology as a source of anxiety. Focusing on advancements from the advent of electricity to the Internet, this book explores how technology—ostensibly humanity’s means of conquering fear and the unknown—has become a compelling and abundant source of dread in horror films.

Doc Frankenstein

Author : Lana Wachowski
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You thought you knew him! You thought him dead! But Victor Frankenstein's creature arises once more, resurrected by the life-giving power of science and evolved by the limitless potential of the human mind. For more than two centuries, Doc Frankenstein has fought against monsters both human and supernatural to carve a place for himself and the world's dispossessed. Now the soldiers of the sacrosanct want him returned to the grave. With unlimited wealth and an army of disciples, they will kill anything in their way, and anyone standing by his side. Beyond good and evil, this is the Clash of the Rational against the Irrational and all that stands between the Earth and the Apocalypse is the Messiah of Science: Doc Frankenstein.

Monstrous Progeny

Author : Lester D. Friedman
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Mary Shelley’s 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 Shelley’s novel from the sixteenth century and analyzing the evolution of the book’s figures and themes into modern productions that range from children’s 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 Shelley’s 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.

Movies and the Mind

Author : William Indick
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The latent symbolism in film imagery can be psychoanalyzed just like the imagery in dreams. This work applies to film the psychoanalytic techniques of Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Carl Jung, Alfred Adler, Joseph Campbell, Otto Rank and Rollo May, providing a fundamental understanding of film symbols and structure. It offers a comprehensive and eclectic approach to film analysis, using a broad variety of theories and examples from both classic and contemporary movies, from Dracula (1930) to American Beauty (1999). The final chapter applies all the previously discussed techniques to one film, Malcolm X (1992). The work boasts a filmography and bibliography and is illustrated with film stills. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Reproduction of Evil

Author : Sue Grand
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Why is it that victims of abuse so often become perpetrators, and what can psychoanalysis offer to these survivor-perpetrators, whose criminal conduct seems to transcend the possibilities of empathic psychoanalytic inquiry. In The Reproduction of Evil, Sue Grand engages these deeply troublesome issues in the belief that psychoanalysts can and should reclaim the study of what lies beyond ordinary human empathy. Her goal is to elucidate the link between traumatic memory and the perpetration of evil. To this end, she presents an interdisciplinary analysis, at once scholarly and passionate, of the ways in which families and cultures transform victims of malignant trauma into perpetrators of these very traumas on others. Through intensive case studies, Grand draws the reader into the world of the survivor-perpetrators who commit acts of child abuse, of incest, of racial persecution, even of homicide and genocide. By infusing psychoanalytic inquiry with cultural analysis and by supplementing clinical vignettes with well-chosen literary illustrations, Grand is able to convey the survivor-perpetrator's immediacy of experience in a manner that readers may find unsettling, even uncanny. By interweaving psychoanalytic, sociohistorical, and literary perspectives, Grand fills a critical lacuna in the literature about trauma and its intergenerational transmission. Her analysis of the psychodynamic processes and cultural tensions that bind perpetrators, victims, and bystanders provides trenchant insights into the violence and fragmentation that beset our society. Essential reading for a wide clinical audience, The Reproduction of Evil will also be powerfully informative for academic and lay readers interested in the intrapsychic, interpersonal, and cultural factors that account for the perpetuation of evil from generation to generation.

Transmedia Creatures

Author : Francesca Saggini
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On the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Transmedia Creatures presents studies of Frankenstein by international scholars from converging disciplines such as humanities, musicology, film studies, television studies, English and digital humanities. These innovative contributions investigate the afterlives of a novel taught in a disparate array of courses - Frankenstein disturbs and transcends boundaries, be they political, ethical, theological, aesthetic, and not least of media, ensuring its vibrant presence in contemporary popular culture. Transmedia Creatures highlights how cultural content is redistributed through multiple media, forms and modes of production (including user-generated ones from “below”) that often appear synchronously and dismantle and renew established readings of the text, while at the same time incorporating and revitalizing aspects that have always been central to it. The authors engage with concepts, value systems and aesthetic-moral categories—among them the family, horror, monstrosity, diversity, education, risk, technology, the body—from a variety of contemporary approaches and highly original perspectives, which yields new connections. Ultimately, Frankenstein, as evidenced by this collection, is paradoxically enriched by the heteroglossia of preconceptions, misreadings, and overreadings that attend it, and that reveal the complex interweaving of perceptions and responses it generates. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Knowing Fear

Author : Jason Colavito
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Tracing the development of horror entertainment since the late 18th century, this study argues that scientific discovery, technological progress, and knowledge in general have played an unparalleled role in influencing the evolution of horror. Throughout its many subgenres (biological horror, cosmic horror and others) and formats (film, literature, comics), horror records humanity's uneasy relationship with its own ability to reason, understand, and learn. The text first outlines a loose framework defining several distinct periods in horror development, then explores each period sequentially by looking at the scientific and cultural background of the period, its expression in horror literature, and its expression in horror visual and performing arts.

From Blade Runner to Solaris Covert Adaptations of Mary Shelley s Frankenstein in Contemporary Cinema

Author : Pedro Javier PARDO GARCÍA
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Author : Peter Underwood
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Boris Karloff was the most famous of all horror actors. His memorable portrayal of the Frankenstein monster added a new word to English dictionaries. This, the first and only biography, reveals that Karloff (whose real name was William Henry Pratt) was not born at Dulwich, London, as stated in all the reference books. People have been traced who remember young 'W H P', as he liked to call himself, when he played his first stage part, and in this fascinating story there are many delightful examples of the quiet, unassuming and lovable Billy Pratt before he received a legacy from his mother and tossed a sixpence to see whether he would emigrate to Canada or Australia. Canada won. In 1909 he sailed from Liverpool. The book tells of his hard, impoverished life in Canada before answering a chance advertisement (for 'an experienced character actor') in the name of Boris Karloff, Karloff being a distant family name, and of his eventual touring of western Canada and the northern States of America. In 1917 he found himself in Los Angeles - in a district with the magic name of Hollywood. We follow Karloff's career from stage work to his early films. We learn of his classic creation of the screen monster Frankenstein: the origin of the story; the casting of Karloff; the conception of the unforgettable monster make-up; the filming; the preview (to which Karloff was not invited) and the overwhelming success of this most famous of all horror films. Then came the aftermath of Frankenstein and the success story of Karloff in such memorable films as The Mummy, The Mask of Fu Manchu, the banned Devil's Island and the haunting The Body Snatchers: scores of films of all kinds with little-known facts and side-lights on many of them, right up to the moving performance he gave in Targets. His later stage, radio and television work are all examined in close detail. This work, the result of over four years' research, includes a Discography of recordings made by Karloff, and a unique Appendix, giving a full, chronological record of one hundred and sixty-three films in which he appeared. It also contains many striking photographs.

Was Frankenstein Really Uncle Sam Vol III

Author : Richard J. Rolwing
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