Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite

The Science of Monsters

Book - 2012
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Science journalist Matt Kaplan explores the history of monsters, how tales of them came about, and why we are so drawn to them.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Schribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451668001
9781451667998
9781451667981
1451667981
Branch Call Number: 001.94 KAP 2012
Characteristics: x, 244 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Medusa's gaze & vampire's bite

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tuesdayswithlori Jul 22, 2013

This book would be a very good reference for someone teaching a class on the integration of myth and films (and novels) in the sci-fi genre. It has one chapter on Frankenstein and the issue of various myths in which man has created a living being from either dead material or through the science of atoms/DNA... It does not present anything new on the critique of the novel, but it does compare it to variuos modern films and explain a bit of the science contemporary to the publishing of the novel. It also contrasts it with the knowledge that we currently have with science and technology. This would be useful to students as they are most interested in what relates to their world. One section deals with sexuality that may require the audience of mid high-school and on. However, that section could be ignored. There is a section on being born bad which is most prevalent to moral interpretations of the novel that teachers may find more useful. Science teachers should use this chapter, as it would be a great link between science and literature.

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