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This article has been published in: Ocula 22, Be cool. How a Cultural Icon is Born

author: Vincenzo Maggitti (Liceo Scientifico Statale “Augusto Righi” - Bologna (IT))

Frankenstein or the Disturbing Migration of a Twentieth Century Icon

language: english

publication date: April 2020

abstract: The article is about the presence of the Frankenstein icon in today’s culture and its relevance to identifying some trends in its circulation through media. The author has tried to outline some important steps in this evolution of the icon, referring to specific examples of mediatic re-imagining of the icon, among which the most discussed are the novel Father of Frankenstein and, above all, its film adaptation, Gods and Monsters. The article tries to combine theories from different theoretical fields such as narratology, trans-medial studies and anthropology to attain a wider perspective on Frankenstein as an iconic image.

keywords: icona culturale, cultural icon, trans-fictional, trans-medial, frankenstein

OCULA-22-MAGGITTI-Frankenstein.pdf ➞ PDF [369Kb]

DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-13

citation information: Vincenzo Maggitti, Frankenstein or the Disturbing Migration of a Twentieth Century Icon, "Ocula", vol.21, n.22, April 2020. DOI: 10.12977/ocula2020-13


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