ERIC Number: EJ581303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Re-Birthing the Monstrous: James Whale's (Mis)Reading of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."
Picart, Caroline Joan S.
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v15 n4 p382-404 Dec 1998
Contributes to scholarship on film and feminism by showing how James Whale's film attempts to excise or severely delimit the disturbing critique of the Romantic politics of gender in Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein." Discusses parthenogenesis, showing how the novel critiques the Romantic rhetorical reconstructions of masculine divinity and humanity versus feminine monstrosity and subhumanity. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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