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dc.contributor.supervisor Young, Arlene (English, Film, and Theatre) en
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-07T14:06:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-07T14:06:04Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-07T14:06:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3896
dc.description.abstract Mary 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.iso en_US
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dc.subject Frankenstein en
dc.subject The Creature en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Literature en
dc.subject Grave-robbery en
dc.subject History of Medicine en
dc.subject Medico-legal history en
dc.subject Anatomy en
dc.subject Cadavers en
dc.subject Inhumanity en
dc.subject Anatomy Act of 1832 en
dc.subject Ambition en
dc.subject Crime en
dc.title Frankenstein’s obduction en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Faubert, Michelle (English, Film, and Theatre) Smith, Greg (History) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note May 2010 en


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