Friday, 15 July 2011

Frankenstein in Scotland

My Video (see below) explores Alasdair Gray's novel Poor Things.

A contemporary grotesque novel that plays on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and other monster narratives.

The book is recommended reading if you are a Gothic Literature enthusiast.

My Article "Alasdair Gray and the Making of a Scottish Grotesque" (1994) was published here.

See also:

"Bella and the Beast (and a Few Dragons, Too): Alasdair Gray and the Social Resistance of the Grotesque"
Author(s): Cristie March, : Critique 43.4 (Summer 2002): pp. 323-346. 

Dr Ian McCormick is the author of The Art of Connection: the Social Life of Sentences (2013) ... 
also available on Kindle, or to download

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