Mary Shelley and Europe
Essays in Honour of Jean de Palacio

Edited by Antonella Braida

Studies In Comparative Literature 55

Legenda

  28 September 2020  •  206pp

ISBN: 978-1-781885-48-2 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781885-52-9 (paperback, 2021)  •  RRP £9.99, $12.50, €12.50

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Mary Shelley in Europe studies the European background of Mary Shelley’s works and their reception. This two-fold approach is inspired by Mary Shelley dans son œuvre, Jean de Palacio’s seminal work that has remained untranslated in English. The essays in the volume bring new insights on editing and establishing the canon of Mary Shelley’s works; they investigate her interest in European literature, history and landscape; and they highlight her unique partnership with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. In considering Mary Shelley’s European and world-wide reception the authors adopt an interdisciplinary approach and explore both the ‘Frankenstein myth’ and the ‘Mary Shelley myth’ in drama, contemporary media and visual culture. At a time when literary studies adopt a transnational perspective and focus on hybrid identities, these essays show that Mary Shelley’s work appears surprisingly contemporary.

Contents:

1
Introduction - The European Mary Shelley: From Jean de Palacio to the Twenty-First Century
Antonella Braida
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2
Re-Collecting Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley
Jean de Palacio
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3
But How Do We Know that It Is by Mary Shelley?
Nora Crook
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4
Mary Shelley as Editor, Translator, and European: A Tribute to the Scholarship of Jean de Palacio
Michael Rossington
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5
Mourning in Mary Shelley’s ‘The Choice’, and the Work of Editing
Valentina Varinelli
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6
‘Sa “lutte solitaire”’: Mary Shelley’s Liberal Authority and the Philosophic Radicals
Lisa Vargo
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7
‘Write my story and translate’: Mary Shelley’s Rambles in the Italian Language, Literature, and Country
Maria Parrino
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8
Mary Shelley’s Italian Scenes
Anna Mercer
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9
The British Reception of Frankenstein (1818) and the Culture of Early Nineteenth-Century Science
Marjean D. Purinton
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10
Jules Saladin’s 1821 Translation of Frankenstein
Anne Rouhette
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11
Becoming Human: Frankenstein at the National Theatre
Catherine Pugh
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12
Iconographic Portraits of Mary Shelley: A Postmodern Perspective
Jean-Marie Lecomte
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Bibliography entry:

Braida, Antonella (ed.), Mary Shelley and Europe: Essays in Honour of Jean de Palacio, Studies In Comparative Literature, 55 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Mary Shelley and Europe: Essays in Honour of Jean de Palacio, ed. by Antonella Braida, Studies In Comparative Literature, 55 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Braida, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Braida, Antonella (ed.). 2020. Mary Shelley and Europe: Essays in Honour of Jean de Palacio, Studies In Comparative Literature, 55 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Braida 2020: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Braida 2020: 21.

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