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Kitchen Sink, or the postmodern Prometheus: Alison Maclean's reimagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein via the cinematic horror genre

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Abstract:

Kitchen Sink imaginatively combines traditional horror film conventions with images of stereotypically feminine domesticity in order to create a postmodern reimagining of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. Through this, I argue, the film posits what Frankenstein might have been if Shelly had told it today, from a woman's perspective.

Keywords: DOMESTIC SPACE; FEMINISM; FRANKENSTEIN; GENRE; HORROR; POSTMODERNISM

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/sfs.2.1.79_1

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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