Science, gender and otherness in Shelley's Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation
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Is part ofEuropean Romantic Review ; vol. 9, no 2
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Questions of gender and genre in Frankenstein remain complex issues for contemporary critics, in the novel itself as well as in its cinematographic adaptations, from John Whale's classic 1931 version to Kenneth Branagh's 1994 "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." Though science seems to be the unifying principle behind the main story of the novel and the films, I will argue that Shelley incorporates science and sexual orientation within her novel in a way that differs significantly from the films, and especially from Branagh's version.
Sinatra, Michael E., « Science, gender and otherness in Shelley’s Frankenstein and Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation », European Romantic Review, vol. 9, no 2, mars 1998, p. 253‑270.