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In Frankenstein's wake : Mary Shelley, morality and science fiction, Alison Bedford

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In Frankenstein's wake : Mary Shelley, morality and science fiction
Title
In Frankenstein's wake
Title remainder
Mary Shelley, morality and science fiction
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Alison Bedford
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Language
eng
Summary
"Just over two hundred years ago on a stormy night, a young woman conceived of what would become one of the most iconic images of science gone wrong, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature. For a long period, Mary Shelley languished in the shadow of her luminary husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, but was rescued from obscurity by the feminist scholars of the 1970s and 1980s. This book offers a new perspective on Shelley and on science fiction, arguing that Shelley both established a new discursive space for moral thinking and laid the groundwork for the genre of science fiction. Adopting a contextual biographical approach to understand the factors that enabled Shelley to create Frankenstein, and undertaking a close reading of the 1818 and 1831 editions of the text, gives readers insight into how this famous story synthesizes many of the concerns about new science that were prevalent in Shelley's time. Using Michel Foucault's concept of discourse, this work argues that Shelley should be credited with not only the foundation of a genre but recognized as a figure who created a new cultural space for readers to explore their fears and negotiate the moral landscape of new science." --
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1983-
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Bedford, Alison
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5398
LC item number
.B44 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy
Series volume
72
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  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Science fiction
  • Literature and morals
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Literature and morals
  • Science fiction
Label
In Frankenstein's wake : Mary Shelley, morality and science fiction, Alison Bedford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading Shelley : a review and a response -- Shelleys context : place, time and personality --ÝAuthorship and the founding of discourse --ÝMirror fragments : a close reading of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein --ÝInfluence, inspiration and innovation --ÝIn Shelleys wake : measuring the impact of Frankenstein
Control code
1221017450
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781476677804
Lccn
2020050718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1221017450
Label
In Frankenstein's wake : Mary Shelley, morality and science fiction, Alison Bedford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reading Shelley : a review and a response -- Shelleys context : place, time and personality --ÝAuthorship and the founding of discourse --ÝMirror fragments : a close reading of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein --ÝInfluence, inspiration and innovation --ÝIn Shelleys wake : measuring the impact of Frankenstein
Control code
1221017450
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 197 pages
Isbn
9781476677804
Lccn
2020050718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1221017450

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