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dc.contributor.supervisorYoung, Arlene (English, Film, and Theatre)en
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-07T14:06:04Z
dc.date.available2010-04-07T14:06:04Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-07T14:06:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/3896
dc.description.abstractMary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a prelude to the Anatomy Act of 1832, which indulged the anatomists’ scientific ambition, granting a legitimate and sufficient source of cadavers to dissect legally. When read in concert with the history of anatomy and the historical record of body snatching, including case law and anatomy legislation, Frankenstein exemplifies the issues in medico-legal history at the turn of the nineteenth century, for Victor Frankenstein and the Creature’s stories are set amid the context of anatomical study, grave-robbery, crime, punishment and the illicit relationship between medicine and murder. This thesis accordingly addresses the medico-legal history of anatomy, the anatomist’s ambition and complex inhumanity, and the mingled identity of the anatomical subject as illegitimate and criminal. This analysis demonstrates that Frankenstein sheds light upon the anatomist’s ambition, the identity of the human cadaver, and the bioethical consequences of meddling with nature.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
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dc.subjectFrankensteinen
dc.subjectThe Creatureen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectGrave-robberyen
dc.subjectHistory of Medicineen
dc.subjectMedico-legal historyen
dc.subjectAnatomyen
dc.subjectCadaversen
dc.subjectInhumanityen
dc.subjectAnatomy Act of 1832en
dc.subjectAmbitionen
dc.subjectCrimeen
dc.titleFrankenstein’s obductionen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnglish, Film and Theatreen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeFaubert, Michelle (English, Film, and Theatre) Smith, Greg (History)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteMay 2010en


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