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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
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American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
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Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
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Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Eudora Welty Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
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Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
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J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
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J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
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  • Being-becoming-monster: Mirrors and Mirroring in Graphic Frankenstein
           Narratives
    • Abstract: Peter Brooks’s diagram of the narrative structure of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. “What Is a Monster' (According to Frankenstein),” 369.At the very center of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the moment when the Creature first views himself in a transparent pool. This moment is in the middle of the Creature’s tale, which is itself nested in the middle of Victor Frankenstein’s tale nested in the middle of Robert Walton’s letters to his sister.1 In a remarkably condensed footnote in his important psychoanalytic treatment of Frankenstein, Peter Brooks notes that a “diagram of the narrative structure would look like this: {[()]}” (Fig. 1).2 Brooks’s diagram also looks to me like a graphic depiction of a mirror, and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Walk This Way: Frankenstein’s Monster, Disability Performance, and
           Zombie Ambulation
    • Abstract: In Mel Brooks’s film Young Frankenstein (1974), Gene Wilder’s Victor Frankenstein meets Marty Feldman’s Igor at a Translyvania train station. Igor’s arrival begins off-screen: as Frankenstein stands on the platform, obscured by steam, we hear a sound captioned on the Twentieth-Century Fox DVD as “Footsteps [One Foot Dragging],” followed by “[Odd Footsteps Continue].” As the camera zooms in on Frankenstein’s alarmed face, an off-screen voice growls, “Doctor Frankenstein'” The film cuts to a close-up and freeze-frame of Igor’s offset eyes and leering smile, his hunched back visible under his dark cloak. After some comic conversation, Igor picks up Frankenstein’s case in one hand and a short staff in the other. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Tale of Biomedical
           Salvation'
    • Abstract: Ahmed Saadawi’s novel Frankenstein in Baghdad (2013, English translation 2018) subversively plays with the truism that war is horrible but can lead to medical advances.1 The novel transports Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) from eighteenth-century Bavaria to Baghdad in the wake of the 2003 United States-led invasion and occupation of Iraq, reimagining Frankenstein’s creature as a being built out of Iraqi citizens killed across Baghdad when the city was on the brink of civil war in 2005. It presents a nightmarish inversion of the “biomedical imaginary”—what Catherine Waldby defines as “the speculative, propositional fabric of medical thought, the generally disavowed dream work performed by biomedical theory and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Far from the Tree: Choreographies of Family Obligation in the Ballet of
           Frankenstein
    • Abstract: Their stories point a way for all of us to expand our definitions of the human family.Intimacy with difference fosters its accommodation.Frankenstein is, like many canonical literary works, generative, traveling across time, place, and form as it is adapted to the various uses of literary narrative in the Western tradition. A story that addresses such deep human truths as Frankenstein travels extravagantly across adaptations ranging from horror movies, Halloween costumes, campy comedy, advertising, academic conferences, and now to a ballet. The dramatic story of Victor Frankenstein and his Creature extends its literary pedigree through the story of its own creation. Authored by the daughter of two famous ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Daddy Issues: Parental Consent and Scientific Responsibility in
           Shelley’s Frankenstein
    • Abstract: Modern medical ethics has come to life in the cases of infants like Charlie Gard, who was born with a lethal genetic disorder that caused brain damage and the depletion of muscle tissue throughout the body, and Stephanie Fae Beauclair (Baby Fae), who received the first transplant of a baboon’s heart. Most consumers of the news in the summer of 2017 learned about Charlie Gard, and the same was true for Baby Fae in 1984.1 But the way we think about these modern children and the ethical decisions surrounding their treatment is set out for us in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Shelley’s Creature pushes us to reconsider the very meaning of subject agency, scientific responsibility, and parental consideration. Because he ... Read More
      PubDate: 2019-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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