Experiment on a Dissected Reading: Maternal Absence in Frankenstein’s Gothic

Emma Bell, Emily Blewitt

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    Positions Mary Shelley as an expereimental writer; reads maternal absence in Frankenstein as a Gothic trope connected to the depiction of the maternal body in eighteenth and nineteenth century obstetric textbooks and medical imagery.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWomen Writers and Experimental Narratives Book
    Subtitle of host publicationEarly Modern to Contemporary
    EditorsKate Aughterson, Deborah Philips
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)9783030496517
    ISBN (Print)9783030496500
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


    • Literature
    • Experimental writing
    • women writers


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