Beyond the text: Intertextual and hypertextual paths in Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

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The course offers an analysis of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) in the light of the most recent theoretical debate which has increasingly investigated notions of interconnectedness and interdependence in textuality. . After a first module, which is designed to help

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1. Beyond the text: Intertextual and hypertextual paths in Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus Corso di Letteratura Inglese II a.a. 2011-2012 Prof. Alessandra Squeo

2. The course offers an analysis of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) in the light of the most recent theoretical debate which has increasingly investigated notions of interconnectedness and interdependence in textuality.

3. After a first module, which is designed to help students indentify the main narrative and poetic sources woven into the intricate literary texture of Mary Shelley’s novel, against the background of eighteenth-century scientific and philosophic discourse, attention will be focused on Frankenstein’s afterlife in cinema and new media.

4. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, 1818 Literary Sources: Ovid, Metamorphoses (presentation of the Prometheus legend). Milton, Paradise Lost T.S. Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1789) Shelley Jackson, Patchwork Girl, or a Modern Monster (1995)

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