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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
Contributor
Editor
Subject
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 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
Cataloging source
JBU
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5397.F73
LC item number
F72 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
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  • Perkowitz, Sidney
  • Mueller, Eddy von
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Science in literature
  • Science in popular culture
Target audience
adult
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Hideous progeny" / by Catherine Ross Nickerson -- Franklin to Frankenstein / by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham -- Frankenstein / by Laura Otis -- Who is a monster, when? / by Steven J. Kraftchick -- Frankenstein at the boundaries of life, death, and film / by Evan Lieberman -- Frankenstein, young and old : an interview with Mel Brooks / by Kevin LaGrandeur -- Since Frankenstein / by Alexis Gambis -- Life after death / by Jaime Paglia -- Monster no more / by Eddy von Mueller -- The face of the fiend / by Eddy von Mueller -- Frankenstein's creatures / by Carol Colatrella -- Frankenstein and synthetic life / by Sidney Perkowitz -- What would Mary Shelley say today? / by Jay Goodwin and David Lynn
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
Note
823.7 F8532 ; XX-N ; [A17BP072, #19, 4@28.95, ES/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1016449946
  • (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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Hideous progeny" / by Catherine Ross Nickerson -- Franklin to Frankenstein / by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham -- Frankenstein / by Laura Otis -- Who is a monster, when? / by Steven J. Kraftchick -- Frankenstein at the boundaries of life, death, and film / by Evan Lieberman -- Frankenstein, young and old : an interview with Mel Brooks / by Kevin LaGrandeur -- Since Frankenstein / by Alexis Gambis -- Life after death / by Jaime Paglia -- Monster no more / by Eddy von Mueller -- The face of the fiend / by Eddy von Mueller -- Frankenstein's creatures / by Carol Colatrella -- Frankenstein and synthetic life / by Sidney Perkowitz -- What would Mary Shelley say today? / by Jay Goodwin and David Lynn
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
Note
823.7 F8532 ; XX-N ; [A17BP072, #19, 4@28.95, ES/CD]
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1016449946
  • (OCoLC)1016449946

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