Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780-1830
Jane R. Goodall
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Literary Criticism - 225 pages
Frankenstein's Science contextualizes this widely taught novel in contemporary scientific and literary debates, providing new historical scholarship into areas of science and pseudo-science that generated fierce controversy in Mary Shelley's time: anatomy, electricity, medicine, teratology, Mesmerism, quackery, and proto-evolutionary biology. The collection will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars specializing in Romanticism, cultural history, and the history of science.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Women and Scientific Literature in the Early
Mary Shelley as a Child
Animal Experiments and Antivivisection Debates in the 1820s
The Teratological Tradition in Science
Evolution Revolution and Frankensteins Creature
anatomy animals argued Bell Benjamin Martin birds body British collection collectors comparative anatomy contemporary creation creature critics cultural curiosity death debates demonstrated described discoveries early Earth eighteenth century electricity English Enlightenment Erasmus Darwin Essay evolution evolutionary existence experimentation experiments exploration fiction force Frankenstein's monster Freke French Geoffroy Gould Holberg human Ibid idea imagination implications intellectual Jane Goodall John Journal Juvenile Library Kant Klim knowledge Lawrence lectures London Lowell Lowell's Ludvig Holberg Magendie Magendie's Marilyn Butler Mars Mary Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft materialist Mesmerism mind Modern Prometheus monster monstrous moral Museum narrative natural history natural philosophy nature's nebular hypothesis Newtonian nineteenth century novel Oxford Univ Percival Lowell Percy Bysshe Shelley Percy Shelley physical Physiology planet political Press published radical readers reading Romantic Royal Society Schelling scientific scientists Shelley's social soul species Swedenborg theory University Victor Frankenstein Wells's William Godwin women writing