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Happiness and the Good Life

Mike W. Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Happiness in Good Lives explores happiness as an important dimension of fully desirable lives. Happiness is defined as loving one’s life, valuing it in ways manifested by ample enjoyment ... More


In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Chris Baldick

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book surveys the early history of one of our most important modern myths: the story of Frankenstein and the monster he created from dismembered corpses, as it appeared in fictional and other ... More


Ethics, Evil, and Fiction

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238775
eISBN:
9780191598005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The main thesis of this book is that literature can enrich the study of ethics, because it provides the resources for the study of ethical problems that contemporary analytical moral philosophy fails ... More


Monstrous Imaginaries: The Legacy of Romanticism in Comics

Maaheen Ahmed

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825261
eISBN:
9781496825315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825261.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This books engages with studies on Romanticism and on monsters in order to map out the heritage, functions, and affects of good monsters in contemporary comics and graphic novels. It shows how ... More


The Curse of Frankenstein

Marcus K. Harmes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733858
eISBN:
9781800342170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733858.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critics abhorred it, audiences loved it, and Hammer executives were thrilled with the box office returns: The Curse of Frankenstein was big business. The 1957 film is the first to bring together in a ... More


A Life on Film

Ian Christie

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the twentieth century, the concept of ‘total’ representation emerged as an equivalent to Noël Burch's ‘Frankenstein complex’. ‘Total’ representation has taken on the form of omnipresent ... More


The Premiere

Robert Carl

in Terry Riley's in C

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter tells the story of the 1964 premiere of In C at the San Francisco Tape Center. Participants in the concert recount the event in oral interviews. The process of composition and rehearsal ... More


Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds

Mary Shelley

David H. Guston, Ed Finn, and Jason Scott Robert (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533287
eISBN:
9780262340267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has endured in the popular imagination for two hundred years. Begun as a ghost story by an intellectually and socially precocious eighteen-year-old author during a cold ... More


Dangerous Discoveries and Mad Scientists: Some Late-Victorian Horrors

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Just as the burlesque stage versions of Frankenstein pay implicit tribute to the popularity of the earliest dramatizations, so too do comic prose adaptations testify to the wide currency of Mary ... More


Monsters of Empire: Conrad and Lawrence

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

H. G. Wells may have brought the Frankenstein myth's fictional exploitation to one kind of dead end in The Invisible Man, but in The Island of Doctor Moreau he had opened it out in another direction ... More


Felicity In Frankenstein

Mike W. Martin

in Happiness and the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199845217
eISBN:
9780199933068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845217.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Does happiness promote virtue, and unhappiness cause vice? Mary Shelley dramatizes the issue in Frankenstein, and her insights into the moral psychology of happiness deserve attention. Her articulate ... More


Wieland: Charles Brockden Brown's American Tale

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The development of Godwinian methods in pursuit of a critique of William Godwin is Charles Brockden Brown's distinctive achievement in Wieland; or, The Transformation, his first completed novel, ... More


Frankenstein: Mary Shelley's Myth-Making

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The epigraph and subtitle to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus signal Mary Shelley's challenging expansion of the Godwinian novel to incorporate major Western creation myths. To understand ... More


Mary Shelley's Novels of the 1820s: History and Prophecy

Pamela Clemit

in The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112204
eISBN:
9780191670701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112204.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Abandoning the structural complexity of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley enacts her loss of faith in individual improvement at the level of narrative form. Given the overwhelming grief and powerlessness of ... More


Studying Hammer Horror

Victoria Walden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Hammer Productions was formed in the 1920s, no one foresaw the impact this small, independent studio would have on the international film market. Christopher Lee's mesmerizing, animalistic, yet ... More


Pseudo-Scientific Gothic: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to how, in the early 18th century, Gothic fiction moved away from the ‘explained supernatural’ and ‘accepted supernatural’ of the earlier Gothic of Walpole, Reeve, Radcliffe, and ... More


Three Blind Mariners and a Monster: Frankenstein as Vocative Text

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses linguistic dialogue in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, in which language or discourse is offered as a means of recovery and empowerment for the story's players. Narrative ... More


Introduction

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book examines the development of the Frankenstein myth in the nineteenth century and shows not just that there was life before Boris Karloff, but that the myth's vitality in this earlier period ... More


The Politics of Monstrosity

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For the reader of Mary Shelley's novel, there is some uncertainty whether best to define the being created by Victor Frankenstein as ‘monster’, ‘wretch’, ‘daemon’, ‘creature’, or ‘fiend’. The myth, ... More


The Monster Speaks: Mary Shelley's Novel

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein manages to achieve a double feat of self-referentiality, both its composition and its subsequent cultural status miming the central moments of its own story. Like the ... More


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