The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley

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Dezember 2003



Well-known scholars review Mary Shelley's work in several contexts (literary history, aesthetic and literary culture, the legacies of her parents) and also analyze her most famous work-- Frankenstein. The contributors also examine Shelley as a biographer, cultural critic, and travel writer. The text is supplemented by a chronology, guide to further reading and select filmography.


Chronology; Preface; Part I. 'The Author of Frankenstein': 1. Making a 'monster': an introduction to Frankenstein Anne K. Mellor; 2. Frankenstein, Matilda, and the legacies of Godwin and Wollstonecraft Pamela Clemit; 3. Frankenstein, feminism, and literary theory Diane Long Hoeveler; 4. Frankenstein on Film Esther Schor; 5. Frankenstein's futurity: from replicants to robotics Jay Clayton; Part II. Fictions and Myths: 6. Valperga Stuart Curran; 7. The last man Kari E. Lokke; 8. Historical novelist Deidre Lynch; 9. Falkner and other fictions Kate Ferguson Ellis; 10. Stories for the Keepsake Charlotte Sussman; 11. Proserpine and Midas Judith Pascoe; Part III. Professional Personae: 12. Mary Shelley, editor Susan J. Wolfson; 13. Letters: the public/private self Betty T. Bennett; 14. Mary Shelley as biographer Greg Kucich; 15. Mary Shelley's travel writing Jeanne Moskal; 16. Mary Shelley as cultural critic Timothy Morton; Further reading; Selected filmography.


'This volume brings together the best of modern approaches to Mary Shelley. The essays in it are written with clarity. As such this collection provides an excellent introduction to Mary Shelley's work and the ways in which it can be read.' British Journal of Eighteenth Century Studies 'There is much here to stimulate students, but those reading Shelley for the first time should also be pointed towards the alternative critical and biographical traditions ...' BARS Bulletin & Review
EAN: 9780521809849
ISBN: 0521809843
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companions to Litera'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 316 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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