Adapting Frankenstein : the monster's eternal lives in popular culture / edited by Dennis R. Cutchins, Dennis R. Perry
- Introduction: The Frankenstein Complex: when the text is more than a text -- Dennis R. Cutchins and Dennis R. Perry -- Part I: Dramatic adaptations of Frankenstein on stage and radio -- 1.Frankenstein's spectacular nineteenth-century stage history and legacy -- Lissette Lopez Szwydky -- 2. A Frankensteinian model for adaptation studies, or 'It lives!': adaptive symbiosis and Peake's Presumption, or the fate of Frankenstein -- Glenn Jellenik -- 3. The gothic imagination in American sound recordings of Frankenstein -- Laurence Raw -- Part II: Cinematic and television adaptations of Frankenstein -- 4. A paranoid parable of adaptation: Forbidden Planet, Frankenstein, and the atomic age -- Dennis R. Perry -- 5. The Curse of Frankenstein: Hammer film studios' reinvention of horror cinema -- Morgan C. O'Brien -- 6. The Frankenstein Complex on the small screen: Mary Shelley's motivic novel as adjacent adaptation -- Kyle Bishop -- 7. The new ethics of Frankenstein: responsibility and obedience in I, Robot and X-Men: First Class -- Matt Lorenz -- 8. Hammer films and the perfection of the Frankenstein project -- Maria K. Bachman and Paul C. Peterson -- Part III: Literary adaptations of Frankenstein -- 9. 'Plainly stitched together': Frankenstein, neo-Victorian fiction, and the palimpsestuous literary past -- Jamie Horrocks -- 10. Frankensteinian re-articulations in Scotland: monstrous marriage, maternity, and the politics of embodiment -- Carol Margaret Davison -- 11. Young Frankensteins: graphic children's texts and the twenty-first-century monster -- Jessica Straley -- 12. In his image: the mad scientist remade in the young adult novel -- Farran L. Norris Sands -- 13. The soul of the matter: Frankenstein meets H. P. Lovecraft's 'Herbert West-Reanimator' -- Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock -- Part IV: Frankenstein in art, illustrations, and comics -- 14. Illustration, adaptation, and the development of Frankenstein's visual lexicon -- Kate Newell -- 15. 'The X-Men meet Frankenstein! "Nuff Said"': adapting Mary Shelley's monster in superhero comic books -- Joe Darowski -- 16. Expressionism, deformity, and abject texture in bande dessinée appropriations of Frankenstein -- Véronique Bragard and Catherine Thewissen -- Part V: New media adaptations of Frankenstein -- 17. Assembling the body/text: Frankenstein in new media -- Tully Barnett and Ben Kooyman -- 18. Adaptations of 'liveness' in theatrical representations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -- Kelly Jones -- Frankenstein's pulse: an afterword -- Richard J. Hand -- Index.
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most popular novels in western literature. It has been adapted and re-assembled in countless forms, from Hammer Horror films to young-adult books and bandes dessinées. Beginning with the idea of the 'Frankenstein Complex', this edited collection provides a series of creative readings that explore the elaborate intertextual networks that make up the novel's remarkable afterlife. It broadens the scope of research on Frankenstein while deepening our understanding of a text that, 200 years after its original publication, continues to intrigue and terrify us in new and unexpected ways.
- Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein
- Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797-1851. Frankenstein—Adaptations
- Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character)
- Frankenstein (Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft)
- Film adaptations—History and criticism
- Television adaptations—History and criticism
- Radio adaptations—History and criticism
- Stage adaptations—History and criticism
- Frankenstein films
- 9781526108913 (paperback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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