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“Double or Phantom?: Transgenerational Haunting in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”
The New York Review of Science Fiction (2005)
  • Boyd J Petersen, Utah Valley University
Abstract
The psychoanalitical theories of Nicholas Abraham and Maria Torok offer a new interpretive lens through which to consider Frankenstein's monster: as a psychic manifestation of trauma--both that which Victor Frankenstein has inherited from his parents and that which the text inherited from its parent, Mary Shelley.
Keywords
  • Mary Shelley,
  • Frankenstein,
  • Nicholas Abraham,
  • Maria Torok
Publication Date
August 17, 2005
Citation Information
Boyd J Petersen. "“Double or Phantom?: Transgenerational Haunting in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein”" The New York Review of Science Fiction Vol. 17 Iss. 12 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/boyd_petersen/2/